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Message from the Director

On behalf of the Purchasing & General Services (PGS) Department at UTEP, I’d like to welcome you to our site. The Purchasing & General Services team provides the framework and solutions to allow our campus community to procure goods and services to sustain and support the educational mission of the university.

Thank you for your interest in the Purchasing & General Services (PGS) Department at UTEP. I hope you’ll find the information on our website informative. Please contact us for additional information.

Dr. Diane N. De Hoyos
Assistant Vice President
Purchasing & General Services Department


The Purchasing & General Services department is committed to supporting the University's mission by offering services to the campus community with the highest legal, ethical standards, professionalism, responsiveness, and fiscal responsibility. Our commitment to you is to always provide equal access to business opportunities at the university for diverse suppliers. We strive to maintain the most efficient operations while adhering to the requirements of university, state, and federal laws, rules, and procedures. It is our goal to serve our customers in the timeliest, efficient, and transparent manner possible.


Our vision is to be recognized as a leader in the educational industry by applying strategic supply management practices, achieve excellence in procurement, and produce a sustainable competitive advantage in every facet of our University's operation.

Scope of Responsibility

The Purchasing and General Services Department’s core values include:

Integrity: Personal and professional integrity, high ethical standards in communication and behavior guidance in all that we do are paramount in our performance.

Quality: We provide quality products and exceptional customer service at the best possible value to our customers by procurement practices that exceed customer requirements.

Commitment: We are committed to achieving the highest quality and continuous improvement in our daily activities.

Teamwork: We work cooperatively with shared purpose and vision, and promote collaboration. We value and respect individuals and recognize everyone's skills, diverse range of experiences and contributions.

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  • 500 West University Avenue,
  • El Paso, Texas 79968
  • (915) 747-5000