Mission


Our Mission

In support of UMD's mission of excellence in education, research, outreach and collaborative partnership with the greater community, the Department of Procurement and Strategic Sourcing will:

  • Establish and administer contracts effectively.
  • Procure facilities, goods and services for best value.
  • Delegate procurement authority to promote efficiency.
  • Provide value added physical distribution services.
  • Ensure university business is conducted in a fair and open environment, in full compliance with applicable laws and regulations. 

Our Vision

To be recognized as a model procurement and logistical support organization, we embrace best practices and technology as we work together to advance excellence in our university community. 


Our Values

We are a diverse professional team, strongly committed to our customers. We approach our work and relationships from a shared set of core values: 

  • Courtesy
  • Cooperation
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Fairness
  • Flexibility
  • Integrity
  • Professional Development
  • Responsiveness