Our Mission

The mission of Purchasing and Procurement is to provide professional, efficient and ethical procurement services, while ensuring the best interests of the College are at the forefront of business transactions. Our goals include:
  • Providing College departments and employees a high level of procurement and document delivery service;
  • Achieving maximum value for dollars spent;
  • Providing additional fiscal control by issuing Purchase Order numbers;
  • Ensuring compliance with College policies regarding competition and Board approval and with applicable sections of the CA Public Contract Code through informal and formal bidding;
  • Ensuring conditions of College purchasing orders are being enforced by the College and met by vendors performing under those conditions;
  • Striving for continuous improvement in procurement and mail delivery through automating and streamlining processes, supplier consolidation & product standardization where feasible, and enhanced supplier relationships;
  • Increasing sustainable business practices within the College and its supply chain.

Hours of Operation

Purchasing and Procurement: 
Monday – Friday:  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Loading Dock:

Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For general information and requests, please email: purchasing@uchastings.edu

Mail Room: For College business only.
Card Key Access:  Monday – Friday: 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Outgoing must be dropped off before 3:15 p.m. to be posted same day.
  • Mail machine is shut down after posting daily mail.
  • Large mailings (50+) need to be scheduled 24 hours in advance.

Available Monday – Friday via Fedex.com, contact purchasing to be set up as a user.
Express pick up is around 4:30 p.m.  Have yours at the drop box by 4:20 p.m.
Ground pick up is around 2:00 p.m.

Office Depot:
Monday – Thursday. NO FRIDAY DELIVERIES.
Deliveries from OfficeDepot are placed on the large table on the left hand side in the Mail Room for self-service pick-up.
Campus Cleanliness: scan this QR code:
Janitorial QRC




About Us

Adrian Brown, JD, CPPO, Director of Business Services

James Ferrell, Sr. Buyer

Chris Hu, Buyer