Purchasing and Computer Business Services

Our mission is to procure goods and services for our University community customers in a timely, cost-effective, and efficient manner. Wherever possible, Purchasing and Computer Business Services endeavors to add value to the procurement process by negotiating with vendors, consolidating purchases to attain volume discounts and by identifying and choosing alternative, qualified suppliers. Once your order is received, the final payment process is completed in the Accounts Payable Department where properly authorized invoices and receivers are processed for payment to vendors.

Our goal is to provide exceptional service to our customers in the University community. The Purchasing and Computer Business Services staff is happy to work with you to review and discuss your purchasing requirements. Our office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Related Information


2015 Fiscal Year End Purchasing Requests and Accounts Payable Close. This document contains important fiscal year-end information, including cut-off dates for check requests, invoices and travel reimbusements.

Vistor Hotel Accommodations - Temple has negotiated discounted rates with hotels located in Philadelphia for students and families visiting the University. Please visit the Temple University Visitor Hotel Accommodations site.

Procure to Pay Training - The Purchasing Department is teaming up with Accounts Payble to provide a refresher on the Purchasing and Accounts Payable policies and procedures. Visit the Procure to Pay training page for dates, times and how to register.

TUhelp - TUhelp is a Customer Service initiative to provide help and timely response to inquiries.

The TPC is on TUmarketplace! The Temple Purchasing Card (TPC) can be used to place certain small dollar orders with select vendors. Visit the TPC Enabled Vendors page for more information.

Need help using TUmarketplace? User Guides are available in TUportal by clicking the Help icon and then the TUmarketplace link.

Mailing Address

TASB (83-01)
1852 N. 10th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Physical Address

Temple University
Purchasing Department
2450 W. Hunting Park Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19129

Computer Business Services

1803 North Broad Street
8th Floor Carnell Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19122

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