About Us

The Office of Procurement Services is an organization established to support the delivery of quality education to students by providing faculty and staff with professional and experienced guidance for economical, timely, and effective acquisition of equipment, materials and services.  The purpose of Procurement Services is to obtain quality supplies and equipment as conveniently, economically, and efficiently as possible.

We look forward to assisting you with your procurement needs. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at 501-569-3144 or procurement@ualr.edu.

Our Location

For directions to the UA Little Rock campus and Procurement Office, click on the campus map. Our offices are located immediately north of the Trail of Tears Park in the old Office of Communications and Marketing building.

Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and our phone number is 501-569-3144.

Contact Us

TitleFirst NameLast NameEmailPhone
DirectorDesireeTaggarddltaggard501-569-8924
Assistant Director of Card ServicesMaryWorthymdworthy501-569-8702
Travel/Travel CardsKeifranMelvinkbmelvin501-569-3431
P-CardVacant
Buyer (Reqs, POs, Bids, RCF)DanielleLeedllee501-569-3137
Buyer (Reqs, POs, Bids, RCF)Vacant501-569-3119

Message from Director

We strive to provide service while expediting the procurement of goods and services for the academic, administrative, and research departments of the university. We are also striving to develop new sources of supply so that the university gets the most competitive pricing from our available funding while complying with state laws and regulations. Using our collective knowledge and skills, we hope to provide you with outstanding guidance and service while practicing the values and guiding principles of public procurement adopted by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing. They are accountability, ethics, impartiality, professionalism, service and transparency.

Desiree Taggard
Director of Procurement