Purchasing Information

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mailing address
Purchasing Department
University of Nebraska Medical Center
985050 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE  68198-5050

physical location
3rd Floor, Administration Center
426 S. 40th St.
(northwest corner of 40th and Dewey Sts.)
Omaha, NE  68105

The Purchasing Department at UNMC handles all purchases of supplies, services and equipment. Construction contracts are bid through the Facilities Management and Planning Department, with final approval and signatures applied in the Purchasing Office. Note: This office does not handle purchases for Nebraska Medicine, our teaching hospital affiliate. The phone number for Nebraska Medicine's Purchasing Department is 402-552-3340.

University funds are committed with an official University purchase order, Procurement Card (up to $4,999) or contract, approved by the Purchasing Department. Under a policy established by the University of Nebraska Board of Regents, only authorized personnel in the Purchasing Department have the authority to bind the Medical Center to a contract for the procurement of goods or services.

Basis of Purchasing Policy

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) follows the purchasing policy established by the University of Nebraska Board of Regents, which provides uniform guidelines for the administration of the University of Nebraska, and applies to funds administered by the University for the purchase of supplies, equipment and services. For detailed information, see Bylaws of the Board of Regents, Section 6.1 relating to obligation; Section 6.4 relating to contracts and the Nebraska Revised Statutes 73-101 related to public lettings.

Bid Requirements

Except as otherwise provided in the Purchasing policy, most purchases committing the University to an expenditure of $150,000 or more require competitive bids. Where competitive bids are called for, a minimum of fifteen (15) days shall elapse between the time bids are advertised or sent and the time of their due date. In the event that the commitment exceeds $250,000, a written report of the purchase is made to the Board of Regents. Commitments greater than $400,000 must be approved by the Regents prior to the issuance of a purchase order.

Guide for requests for bid copies

Jeff Elliott, Director of Procurement Email
  • Renting or leasing buildings and real estate
Nicole McCoid, C.P.M., A.P.P., Buyer II Email
  • Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE)
  • eSHOP system support
Pamela McCright, C.P.M, Senior Buyer Email
  • Capital A/V Equipment
  • Computer equipment, supplies, software and parts
  • Employee relocation
  • Facilities Management & Planning
  • Furniture
  • Information Technology
  • Library subscription licenses
  • Major capital equipment
  • Office equipment
  • Print management
  • Software license
  • Telecommunications equipment and services
  • Time and material contracts
Kathryn Nelson, Procurement Manager Email
  • Courier service
  • Consultant fees
  • Freight
  • Copiers
  • Legal services and expenses

Hali Sedlak, Buyer Email
  • Advertising specialties
  • Audiovisual equipment, supplies and services
  • Armored car service
  • Cab service
  • Car rental
  • Cellular phones
  • Coffee and water service
  • Dues, subscriptions and fees
  • Food & water for official functions
  • Hotel reservations and conference contracts
  • Office supplies
  • Purchasing Card (PCard) Program Administration
  • Reprints
  • Sam's Club
  • Uniforms and lab coats
  • United Rental
  • Vending
  • Vehicles
  • Household appliances
  • Athletic equipment
  • Publications and books
Claire Seybold, Senior Buyer Email
  • Dry ice
  • Laboratory chemicals
  • Lab equipment and supplies
  • Lab refrigerators & freezers
  • Laboratory services
  • Maintenance agreements for lab and dental equipment
  • Major lab equipment
  • Radioactive material
  • Research Animals
  • Safety

UNMC Compliance Program

UNMC has established a Compliance Program to maintain the integrity of its research, teaching, patient care and outreach mission. For detailed information, see UNMC Policy 8000, "Compliance Program".