Our Mission

Procurement Services supports the Pacific community with the strategic sourcing of necessary supplies, equipment, and services. We strive to accomplish this in the most cost-effective way within acceptable standards of quality and service, while adhering to standard ethical purchasing practices. The scope of strategic sourcing extends beyond price and takes into account the total cost of acquisition. Our goal is to optimize vendor relationships, leverage the entire organization's spend, share best practices, and develop and implement contracts for the entire University.

Vendor Diversity Program

University of the Pacific (Pacific) is committed to a comprehensive vendor diversity program for socio-economic business development and works to ensure that opportunities exist for such firms.  We believe diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) increases competition and adds value to Pacific’s procurement strategies.  Pacific seeks to enhance vendor diversity with respect to procurement activities for small-business owned, disadvantaged-owned, women-owned, minority-owned, and veteran-owned businesses and encourage contractors, subcontractors and vendors abide by the spirit and intent of our DEI commitment.

Pacific encourages competition among vendors in providing goods and services to the university, thereby assuring that the mix of quality, service and price best matches the stated needs of Pacific’s programs and activities.  As part of this process, the university encourages the inclusion of small-business-owned, disadvantaged-owned, women-owned, minority-owned, and veteran-owned businesses wherever possible. In conjunction with the University’s Vendor Diversity Program, Procurement promotes the use of diversified vendors to the greatest extent possible and to foster their growth as viable vendor candidates. 

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As a potential vendor, we invite you to learn about how to do business with University of the Pacific. We recommend familiarizing yourself with our Pacific Purchase Order Terms and Conditions. Watch for important announcements referenced on this Procurement website.

  • If you are a vendor that has not done business with Pacific but are interested in doing so, please send an email to purchasing@lists.pacific.edu with your information, some marketing materials that best represent the goods and services you offer and contact information. Someone will review your information and reach out to you if and when opportunities present themselves.
  • New vendors are onboarded through PaymentWorks®, a secure platform used to streamline the process of creating vendors/payees in our financial system. Vendors will receive an invitation asking for individual/company information, including a W-9 or W-8BEN. In all cases, you will be asked for the following documentation: US Vendors must provide either an EIN or SSN; Non-US Vendors may use a Foreign Tax ID or ITIN. Vendors who provide services requiring licensure will be asked to provide such information. Registration in the PaymentWorks® portal is required to be a Pacific payee.
  • View frequently asked questions for PaymentWorks®. 


  • Should you already be conducting business at the university and have questions regarding our procurement practices, feel free to contact a representative from Procurement by emailing purchasing@lists.pacific.edu
  • All contracts for goods and services which obligate the University must be executed by an authorized officer of the University. Absent that signature, the contract is not valid.
  • Prior to shipping goods to University of the Pacific or providing service to the university or to university personnel, a vendor must first be issued an authorized Purchase Order and/or contract for services.
  • All existing vendors need to be registered through PaymentWorks® 
  • University of the Pacific prohibits the acceptance of gifts or gratuities by anyone at Pacific from vendors, subcontractors, and contractors. This includes the use of property or facilities, gift certificates, entertainment, sporting event tickets, or other favors of value extended to Pacific employees or their families. The university's objective is to award business based on considerations such as quality, service, competitive pricing, and technical abilities.
  • View frequently asked questions for PaymentWorks®.