SJSU Research Foundation Purchasing works with projects and departments on procuring goods and services in accordance with Research Foundation regulations, state, federal, and sponsoring agencies’ guidelines, and good business practices.

All purchase requisitions can be submitted electronically for processing, rather than being mailed or hand-delivered to the Research Foundation. Please email them to research-foundation-ap@sjsu.edu.

Purchasing Guidelines

Purchasing Classifications

P-Card Requests

Purchasing Responsibilities

By definition the purchasing agent assists in the selection and purchasing of goods and services by gathering and screening information about products, prices, and supplies, and then solicits bids from vendors. 

Each principal investigator is considered the purchasing agent for his or her project, and works with the Research Foundation to obtain a purchase order when necessary. Individuals acting as purchasing agents must at all times adhere to the Research Foundation Procurement Policy and code of ethics, and ensure integrity in the purchasing practices of the organization.

Additional Information

Research Foundation Procurement Policy [pdf]

Research Foundation Standards of Conduct Policy [pdf]