Texas Tech University is committed to furthering opportunities for small and small-disadvantaged businesses to compete for the university's purchases and contracts. To this end, our policy is to create an environment that will enhance participation from these vendors in all areas of the University.
The University will strive to expand the quantity and significance of awards of goods, services and construction contracts to vendors in accordance with the goals and objectives of the University and the State of Texas and Federal guidelines.
Beware of Fraudulent Emails Requesting Quotes or Submission of Fraudulent Purchase Orders!
Texas Tech University (TTU) Procurement Services Department wishes to alert suppliers/contractors of recent activity involving scams that appear to be asking for price quotes or submission of fraudulent purchase orders on behalf of TTU. We regret we are not able to prevent this illegal activity but will remain diligent in our efforts to report these scams to law enforcement to actively investigate this internet crime. Suppliers/contractors may also want to report this to your local law enforcement department.
Please be aware of a few of the common signs of these fraudulent emails and be very suspicious of emails that include the following:
- Emails requesting extension of credit. This is not a normal practice for TTU to request this.
- Emails that request shipment or delivery to another address that appears to be off campus or to another state (we do have some out-of-state/out-of-town ship to addresses).
TTU email addresses all end with “ttu.edu.” All communication from TTU Procurement Services will come from an email ending in @ttu.edu or the phone call will be from area code 806.
To verify that you have received a valid purchase order, please check the following:
- The ship to section must reference the TTU ship-to code (that will start with a “T”).
- The purchase order will be emailed from an address ending with sciquest.com or ttu.edu only!!! Faxed purchase orders are faxed from our e-commerce vendor.
- The “TechBuy” seal is in the upper left-hand corner.
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Effective August 1, 2015, the Texas Tech University System converted to a new bidding/proposal system. The link for the new site is https://bids.sciquest.com/apps/Router/PublicEvent?CustomerOrg=TexasTech. Additional information will be available in the new bid/RFP site and on the following websites:
- The Texas Tech/Texas Tech System vendor website is http://www.depts.ttu.edu/procurement/VendorServices/index.php
- You may also follow Texas Tech University on Twitter @TxTechProcure