The primary mission of the purchasing office is to facilitate the procurement of goods and services for the Claremore, Pryor, Bartlesville and Equestrian Center Campuses on a timely and best value basis; and provide administrative direction within established standards. Procurement refers to the overall process of acquiring a product or service. Depending on the circumstances, it may include some or all of the following:
The term "procurement" is most often used within governmental organizations. Governments and corporations may also refer to the more specific terms of "purchasing" or "acquisition."