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Our main priority is to provide the campus community with customer service and guidance when it comes to making purchases to ensure your department needs are met. We are responsible for ensuring federal, state, local, and grant funds are allocated in accordance with not only our TAMUK Procurement Policies and Procedures, but also the Texas A&M University System, the State of Texas and the Federal Government. A goal of ours is to assist you through the procurement cycle while adhering to and exceeding the ethical and professional standards as State of Texas employees.

Contract Reporting

Procurement Deadlines

Procurement Express News

Procurement Procedure Manual

State Contracts and Cooperative Purchasing

Common Campus Vendors List (PDF)

Table of Authorizations (PDF)


How do I...

 1.    Requisition something to be purchased? 

 2.    Get a UPS Shipping account?

 3.    Get a Sales Tax Exemption Form?

 4.    Order Business Cards/Letterheads/Envelopes? 

 5.    Order Office Supplies? 

 6.    Order a Computer? 

 7.    What do I need to do to charter a bus?

 8.    VPAT (Voluntary Product Accessibility Template) Information



1.    Requisitioning Something To Be Purchased

a.     Refer to the ordering plan “Purchasing Quick Reference Guide.”


i.     A requisition is not a purchase order.  It is notification from your department to SSGS that assistance is needed to complete an order for goods or services.

ii.    Create a Non-Catalog Item Requisition if the purchase is expected to be over the $5,000 bid threshold; also, Create a Non-Catalog Item Requisition if it is a HEF purchase, if it is a purchase from the State Term Contract, or if you are not sure who to buy from.



b.     Scan your quote and any other pertinent information with your Non-Catalog Item Requisition in JavelinaBuy, which can be accessed by the SSGS purchaser that will eventually process your order.


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2.    Creating a UPS Shipping Account

To get the best pricing for your shipping, you must set up your department’s account using the following steps:

  1. Go to this web page
  2. Click on Find a Contract
  3. Click on Higher Ed Contracts
  4. Scroll down and find UPS, click on its icon
  5. Scroll down to the Getting Started section, click on “Letter of Participation
  6. Scroll down and click on “We are a new UPS customer. We are requesting a new account to be set up and enrolled under E&I Master Agreement CNR01461.”
  7. Type in “Texas A&M Univ – Kingsville” as your institution
  8. Submit the form and wait for e-mail verification.

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3.    Getting a Sales Tax Exemption Form

a.    The Sales Tax Exemption Form can be accessed here.

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4.    Ordering Business Cards, Letterheads, and Envelopes

For business cards only, utilize Promo Universal, LLC. (Formally known as Safeguard Universal) for your business card needs, please follow the steps below.

  1. Access the exclusive TAMUK created site:
  2. Enter your Username and Password. If you are a new user then you will first have to establish a Username and Password by clicking on “New User”.
  3. Once you are logged in select “Business Cards”.
    • Fill in all areas as required
    • All email addresses must be a TAMUK email address (personal emails are not permitted)
    • Verify all your information is correct
    • Select quantity and check off the box “I accept the proof”
    • Add to Cart
  4. For  further instructions: Business Cards Instructions


To use FedExOffice to order online you will need access to their online Docstore.  If you are not already set to use FedExOffice Docstore please fill out the application forms and return them to our office.

a.     Access the FedExOffice DocStore here.

b.     Enter your Username and Password.

c.     Select Business Cards and Stationary.

d.     Select the desired icon (Business Cards, Letterhead, or Envelopes).

e.     You will be taken to the site with all available options; select your preferred style.

    • Fill in all areas as required below
    • All email addresses must be a TAMUK email address (personal emails are not permitted)
    • Enter your FedEx/Kinko’s Card Number as the User Number
    • Verify your information is correct and add to your cart

f.      Either add more items to your cart, or checkout.

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5.    Ordering Office Supplies

To order Office Supplies online you will need to access JavelinaBuy through your SSO log on and utilize the Summus Industries punch-out on the shopping home page.

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6. Ordering a Computer

a.     TAMUK has standards established for computer purchases. They are configured with the University’s image that includes the MS Office Suite, Mcafee, Hummingbird, and other freeware.

  • The PC comes with 5 year warranty and the Laptop comes with 4 year warranty
  • If you need a more powerful system you will need to contact Lonnie Nagel ( in iTech for assistance

b.     For Dell Computers, Products, or Accessories contact GTS Technology Solutions:                      

Ashley Ambroso                            Nicole Adams

Inside Sales Representative              Sales Support

Phone: 512-681-6236                       Phone: 512-981-6210

Fax: 512-452-0691                           Fax: 512-452-0691  

c.     For Apple and MAC Products contact Apple Higher Education:

Laura Vencill

HiEd Inside Account Executive

Phone: 512-674-6569

800-800-2775 x46569

d.     For Lenovo Products contact:

Charlene Lawhun

Hybrid Account Executive

Phone: 919-874-3376

e.     For any other computers, products, software, etc. contact CDW Higher Education:

Eric Murphy  & Julia Cluver                                                                

TAMU Management Team  |  CDW-G                                                  

     Eric: 312-547-2678  | Julia: 312-547-2097 |

Toll Free: 877-698-5224

Fax: 312-752-3523

To search for sales from a specific vendor, click here

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7.    Charter a Bus

      First, please ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Is the cost less than or equal to $5000.00?


  1. Obtain a quote from your preferred vendor.
  2. The procurement method is to create a Non-Catalog Item Requisition.
  3. The vendor is required to provide their COI (Certificate oInsurance) and their insurance limitations must meet the TAMU System Standards for a bus charter.
  4. The vendor’s COI must first be reviewed and approved by the Enterprise Risk Management Department prior to the charter.


  1. Obtain a quote from your preferred vendor.
  2. The procurement method is to create a Non-Catalog Item Requisition.

  3. An authorized purchase order from SSGS is required prior to the bus charter.

  4. The vendor is required to provide their COI (Certificate of Insurance) and their insurance limitations must meet the TAMU System Standards for a bus charter.

  5. The vendor’s COI must first be reviewed and approved by the Enterprise Risk Management Department prior to the charter.

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8.   Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT)

Question: What are typical items that require a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT)?

  • telecommunications products such as telephones
  • information kiosks
  • transaction machines
  • web site and application development
  • office equipment such as copiers and fax machines
  • computers (mobile or desktop)
  • web application software
  • all computer software
  • multimedia resources (videos, cds, dvds)
  • information resources provided by hosted or managed contract providers

Question: I need to purchase electronic and information products, what is required from me in regards to the VPAT?

Answer: The requesting department is required to obtain a VPAT from the vendor.  The VPAT is designed to indicate a product's conformance with the Section 508 accessibility standards.  The Template was designed to provide information in a consistent and comparable fashion and format.

Question: Does SSGS maintain a database that I may access to locate a VPAT that may already be on file for current vendors, products, software requests?

Answer: No not currently as each VPAT is unique to each purchase.

Question: What does SSGS do with the VPAT?

Answer: SSGS routes your requisition documentation, including the VPAT, to the EIR Accessibility Coordinator, currently located in the iTech Department, for review.

Question: Who reviews the VPATS?

Answer: The University’s EIR Accessibility Coordinator reviews the VPAT for compliance and may require testing and additional assessment.

Question: If the VPAT isn’t accepted what am I supposed to do?

Answer: Faculty/staff may complete an Accessibility Exception if compliance imposes certain difficulties within a range of criteria allowable as stated on the Accessibility Exception form. 

Fact: As a state agency it is our responsibilities as employees to ensure we are capable of providing learning/teaching/Higher Education related material to the public in an accessible way to meet the requirements that fall within the Americans Disability Act.


Below are some helpful websites for the vendor if they are not familiar with VPAT:

A. GSA Section 508: Vendor Accessibility Information

B. Quick Reference Guide to Section 508 Requirements and Standards for Software:

C. Vendor Accessibility Resource Center:

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