Best Value Procurement
SFA purchases goods and services on a best value basis. Purchasing guidelines are governed by Texas Education Code 51.9335 and University policies and procedures approved by the University's Board of Regents. Stephen F. Austin State University is an independent university, and is not part of any system.
University departments have the ability to make limited purchases up to $2000 with a university procurement card.
Purchase Order General Terms and Conditions
Click General T&C to view SFA's standard Purchase Order General Terms and Conditions.
If a procurement card is not used, an official purchase order is the only method for the purchase of goods obligating payment on behalf of SFA. The university assumes no liability for payment of obligations except those incurred in accordance with current purchasing policies and procedures. To ensure prompt payment the purchase order number must be referenced on shipping labels and invoices. In accordance with state law, standard payment terms are Net 30 upon receipt of goods or correct invoice, whichever is later. Early payment with a discount may be negotiated. Late fees will be paid in accordance with the Prompt Payment Act of Texas.
Tax Exempt Status
SFA claims an exemption from taxes under Subtitle E, Chapter 151, Section 151.309 of the Tax Code, for the purchase of tangible personal property.
Fraud and Ethics
SFA maintains policies regarding fraudulent or unethical conduct that establish examples of acceptable and unacceptable conduct as well as procedures and responsibilities for detecting, reporting and resolving instances of known or suspected fraudulent activity, and prescribe a coordinated approach toward investigation and resolution of fraudulent activity. Click Ethics for more information.