Procurement Services

Purchasing Rules

Texas A&M University-Commerce, in accordance with TAMU System Policy, has adopted procurement rules to aid the university in meeting compliance issues.  It is the responsibility of Procurement Services to be in compliance with the adopted procurement rules and to assist departments in meeting the compliance issues.  The A&M-Commerce Procurement Rules complements TAMU System Policy and Texas Government Code.

Texas A&M University-Commerce Purchasing Limits:

  • Departments are authorized to make purchases up to $5000.00 (Purchase Orders and ProCard).
  • Note: Please refer to the online ProCard Manual and Purchasing Manual for restrictions of authority.
  • No Bid Limit for Purchasing Staff: $0 - $5000.00
  • Informal Bid Limit for Purchasing Staff: $5,000.01 - $25,000.00
  • Formal Bid Limit for Purchasing Staff: $25,000.01 and over.

For questions regarding purchasing limits and authority, contact Travis Ball, Chief Procurement Officer.


Procurement Services consists of the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO), two Assistant Directors (one for Purchasing and one for Contracts), a Senior Buyer, a Contract Specialist, a Procurement Administrator, and an Administrative Associate. To contact someone about making a purchase, go to the Contact A Buyer page.


Procuring goods and/or services at A&M-Commerce are governed by three entities.  Each entity has specific procedures, rules, policies, and codes that must be followed.  The entities are:

  1. The State of Texas
  2. The Texas A&M University System
  3. Texas A&M University-Commerce

To identify and view a specific procedure, rule, policy, or code, go to the respective link found within this section.