Chicago State University
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The Organization

The Purchasing Department is comprised of two units: Purchasing, and Central Stores/ Receiving. Each unit works together to ensure goods and services are procured, rendered, and distributed correctly.

Central Stores/ Receiving Responsibility

To meet the supply needs of the University colleges and departments. Central Stores provides items that are purchased on a repetitive basis to the University community in a more timely manner, and usually at a better price that would be available with individual purchases. Central Stores carries a wide range of general office, computer, housekeeping, and maintenance supplies. Central Stores is also responsible for the receiving and distribution of incoming university shipments, the filling of loss and damage claims, distribution of interdepartmental packages and mail, central shipping, and traffic.