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 501-916-3144 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 in the University Services Building, across from the tennis courts and between HR and Printing Services.

Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and our phone number is 501-916-314

Contact Us

TitleFirst NameLast NameEmailPhone
Assistant Director of Travel & Card ServicesMaryWorthymdworthy501-916-5725
Procurement Manager (Reqs, POs, Bids, RCF)NoelJohnsonbnbartlett501-916-5727
Buyer (Reqs, POs, Bids, RCF)Jack Higginbothamjhigginbotha501-916-5729
Buyer (Travel/Travel Cards Administrator)Elliana Dutchoveredutchover501-916-5726
IT Procurement SpecialistNancyRiethoffnriethoff501-916-5015
Expense SpecialistAliciaWilliamsarwilliams501-916-5733
Buyer/Card ServicesJordanBelljbell3501-916-5728

Message from the Director

Desiree Taggard Director of Procurement

Desiree Taggard, Director of Procurement

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.