The Catholic University of America

Strategic Sourcing & Business Services

Our Mission

The Office of Strategic Sourcing & Procurement, advises and supports the University in the prudent and effective procurement of goods and services, ensuring that the University consolidates and leverages its purchasing power and that procurement decisions are supported by accurate information.

In addition, Procurement Services is responsible for ensuring compliance with the competitive bid policy, selecting vendors, awarding contracts and purchase orders, and for maintaining the University's procurement records.



Develop specifications for goods and services

Collect and maintain information on qualified vendors by commodity

Establish preferred vendor relationships

Competitive bids

Materials and services contract 

Negotiate University discount agreements

Vendor relation

Delivery services

Procurement card program

Corporate travel card

Travel services (travel service portal)

Hotel agreements



Signature Authority

Procurement Policy

Corporate Travel Card

Travel Policy

Procurement Card

Unauthorized Purchase Policy

Standardization Policy


Procure to Pay (P2P) Online Reference Manuals

Please Note: The Following 'Reference Manuals' are designed for online use and patrons are strongly encouraged to refrain from printing these guides as they are frequently updated and contain links to other webpages and documents.

Procure to Pay Process Map (P2P)

How to create a Requisition in Cardinal Financials

How to make a change order to an existing Requisition

How to receive Goods and Services in Cardinal Financials

Helpful Queries:  Track Requisition Online Approvals, PO Receipts and Vouchers by PO


[PDF] Contract/Agreement Routing Form 201 KB

[PDF] Sole Source Justification 175 KB

[PDF] Vendor Application Form 187 KB

Independent Contractor Agreement

Direct Payment Request


Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Buy                               Cooperative Memberships

Strategic Sourcing

Preferred Vendors

Vendor Code of Ethics

Tax Exemptions

Doing Business with CUA


LL40 Leahy Hall
The Catholic University of America
Washington, DC  20064
Tel:  202-319-5044
Fax: 202-319-5047
Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Summer Schedule
Mon-Thurs., 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday, 9:00AM - Noon
Associate Vice President
Debbie Jackson, 202-319-5046
Staff Members
Teresa Chandler, P-card Administrator & Admin. Assistant III, 202-319-5045
Procurement Manager,  202-319-6033
Admin. Assistant II,202-319-5044
Contract Specialist II, 202-319-5353

Procurement Questions

Click the following  link:   If you have questions or require assistance with requisitions, purchase orders, or receiving purchase orders.  A Procurement Team member will contact you within 24 hours or the next business day.

Finance Training Schedules

Questions on Payments
Vendor Applications