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Purchasing goods and services for VCU requires compliance with VCU policy and an understanding of the procurement process. This section provides end-users with the information and resources necessary to fulfill purchasing duties.

Use an eCatalog:

Many day-to-day purchases can be made through eCatalog vendors. These vendors provide a wide range of products and services most commonly purchased at the university. eCatalogs are also easy to use and streamline the ordering, invoicing, and receiving of goods and services. Each of the available eCatalogs are available in the Showcase of RealSource and are categorized by the goods and services they provide.

Learn more about eCatalogs using the RealSource New User Help Guide.

SWaM eCatalog Showcase:

VCU is committed to supplier diversity and to promoting business with small, women, and minority-owned (SWaM) vendors. Several SWaM vendor eCatalogs are available for use and provide many of the most commonly purchased goods including office supplies, laboratory and research equipment, and software products. The SWaM Showcase on the RealSource homepage highlights currently available SWaM vendor eCatalogs.

Departments can also discover diverse suppliers by searching for specific goods, services, and products using VCU

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912 W. Grace Street, 5th Floor
Richmond, Virginia 23284 | Email »

Locations & Hours

Office of
Procurement Services

Mailing Address:
Box 980327
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0327

Physical Address:
912 W. Grace Street, 5th Floor
Richmond, Virginia 23284
Phone: (804-828-1077)
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Procurement Services is a
Scent Reduced Environment

For the health and welfare of our team please do not wear/use any personal hygiene or care products that contain a fragrance when visiting our environment.


Monday - Friday (8:00am - 4:30pm)


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