In support of the instructional, educational and research goals of Florida Atlantic University, the Procurement Department will provide the campus community with quality, cost-effective and expedient procurement services. These services are rendered with professional, ethical, and courteous principles in accordance with state regulations and guidelines.
The Department is responsible for all procedures involving:
- Formal Solicitations; conducting bid proceedings and evaluation bid responses
- Supplier Registration
- Acquisition of equipment, furnishings, supplies, software, minor construction and preventative maintenance
- Purchasing Card Administration
- Contract Management for professional services and lease of space
Notice of Procurement Process Changes (effective July 1, 2018) due to Uniform Guidance
Federal and Federal flow-through dollars.
Uniform Guidance Overview
Uniform Guidance (“UG”) is a set of regulations (located at 2 CFR 200) that consolidates federal guidelines impacting research administration. Per the OMB website, this guidance “supersedes and streamlines requirements from OMB Circulars A-21, A-87, A-110, and A-122 (which have been placed in 2 C.F.R. Parts 220, 225, 215, and 230); Circulars A-89, A-102, and A-133; and the guidance in Circular A-50 on Single Audit Act follow-up.”
Impact to the FAU Community
Since FAU has previously followed State/BOG regulations, changes to procurement practices should be minimal. FAU Procurement has partnered with the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) to collaboratively communicate and coordinate the execution of this new requirement. The new regulation became effective on July 1, 2018 and affects all purchases with federal and federal flow-through dollars. The UG has changed the Micro-purchase Threshold (MPT) to $10,000, which will affect the “two-quote” requirement for purchases with these funds.
Any questions about this and other UG requirements should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fraudulent Purchase Order Attempts
Please be aware there have been fraudulent attempts to place purchase orders (POs) that appear to originate from Florida Atlantic University. Often these communications will make use of lookalike domain names.While the University cannot prevent this illegal activity, we are actively working with law enforcement to investigate the use of our brand and likeness in these attempts.
Here are some common traits or themes we have found that may assist you in identifying fraudulent requests:
- The email message may be poorly written, with misspellings and awkward sentence structure.
- The sender's email address or URL may resemble FAU’s domain name (FAU.EDU)
- The message may request shipment of products to a non-FAU address. Valid FAU shipping addresses are:
FAU, 777 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL. 33431
FAU, 101 North Beach Rd., Dania Beach, FL. 33004
FAU, 3200 College Ave, Davie, FL. 33314
FAU, 111 E Las Olas Blvd., Ft Lauderdale, FL. 33301
FAU, 5353 Parkside Dr., Jupiter, FL. 33458
FAU HBOI, 5600 US 1 North, Ft Pierce, FL. 34946
- The message may include an attachment that is designed to resemble an FAU purchase order.
If you are unsure if the PO you received is fraudulent, please email FAU’s Procurement Services at email@example.com to confirm the validity of the PO/contract prior to fulfillment.
If your company has shipped an order based on a fraudulent PO which appeared to be issued under the FAU name, please contact your local Law Enforcement agency and refer them to FAU's case number: 17-0336 (FAU Police).
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