School Name

Office of Procurement

Department Name

Section - One

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide overall direction for university-wide procurement policy, regulations, and procedures by targeting and focusing on promoting economy, equity, transparency, effectiveness, and efficiency in acquisition processes by effectively and skillfully managing the business relationships and some of the supply management components of the University.

Section - Two

Our Vision

We strive to deliver "bottom-line" value to our stakeholders - the campus-at-large and taxpayers by making the procurement function a source of value time wise as well as excellency and accuracy in executing the buying process all while ensuring the usefulness of the product or service acquired. This all leads to better spend management, productivity gains, and improved internal controls.

Section - Three

Our Values

We plan to achieve our mission by focusing on values that are:

  • Customer focused
  • Execution driven
  • Results Oriented

Section - Four

Section - Five

Become a Supplier

Section - Six


Online Vendor Registration Form

To participate in any bid processes with the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, please complete the Online Vendor Registration Form below. To ensure your application is complete, an
IRS W-9 form and Contract and Grant Disclosure Certification Form must be uploaded with your registration.
 Note that all required fields must be fully completed.

Content - Bottom Right

The University of Arkansas System has partnered with PaymentWorks to automate and strengthen controls surrounding vendor onboarding. PaymentWorks is a business identity platform that allows vendors to exchange verified identity elements such as their banking information or TIN in a secure networked environment with the UA System. Once provided by the vendor, this information is verified or validated by PaymentWorks to protect the UA System from any potential fraud and mitigate compliance risks. Here's a link to a quick video that explains PaymentWorks at a high level.

Supplier Onboarding Process:

  1. Supplier must complete the online registration
  2. Suppliers will receive an email from PaymentWorks inviting them to register and enter all of their information safely and securely.
  3. This information is then verified or validated by PaymentWorks to protect the UA System from any potential fraud and mitigate compliance risks.
  4. After the verification is complete, the supplier’s information is routed to the Procurement Services supplier management team for final review and approval.
  5. Pending approval, the supplier is assigned a supplier number in Workday and is ready for campus use.

Alisha Lewis
Interim Director of Procurement
Phone: 870-575-8735