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Business Affairs


As part of the University of Montevallo’s Business Office, the Purchasing Department’s mission is to continually identify and incorporate innovative purchasing practices that will support the teaching, research, and service efforts of the University. We will do this by adhering to University policy, state law and sound business practices.

Bid Information

State of Alabama Division of Purchasing routinely establishes contracts for a wide variety of goods and services that can be utilized by all UM departments. All contracts are the result of a competitive bid issued by the State of Alabama Division of Purchasing and in accordance with State Bid Laws. University departments are to utilize these contracts whenever possible. When processing a purchase requisition for goods or services in accordance with one of the established contracts, the contract number must be indicated in the body of the requisition to ensure proper and accurate processing.

Active contracts can be reviewed by visiting the State of Alabama Division of Purchasing website.

For your benefit the University has provided a link for to the University’s Policy on Purchasing From Outside Vendors (Policy 03:020).

All bids must be accompanied by a completed Alabama State Disclosure form.

Section 9 of Act 2011-535, the new Alabama Immigration Law, requires that a Certification of Compliance Form and corresponding copy of the vendor one-page E-Verify Company Profile Document be on file for certain vendors to whom contracts are awarded by the University of Montevallo. This provision went into effect with contracts awarded on or after January 1, 2012.

Business Partners

The University of Montevallo has employed a new initiative to enhance vendors’ ability to do business with UM. New vendors seeking a business relationship with the University of Montevallo must:

  • Complete the vendor registration form and return the form to Purchasing;
  • Request to be added to the UM bid list by submitting a request in writing to Purchasing, including all commodities or services available, company address, and contact person;
  • Report and update vendor information and commodities offered; and
  • Complete the State of Alabama Disclosure form.

Current Business Partners

Office Supplies: Staples Advantage

Copy Paper: Staples Advantage

Furniture: See State Bid List

Grocery: Lucky’s

Business Cards, Letterhead and Envelopes: DMS Printing

Car Rental: Enterprise

Vendor Registration Form