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Process for Design and Construction

Design Consultants

Design Consultants for University of Missouri Design and Construction projects are selected based on experience with similar projects and professional qualifications. The university maintains a design consultant database to identify potential consultants for university projects. Although inclusion in the database is not mandatory to be considered for university work and inclusion in the database does not assure consultants will be selected for projects, consultants are strongly encouraged to participate in the database.

Design Consulting Firms, and firms offering related services such as surveying, geotechnical investigations, lighting, acoustical engineering, etc. interested in consideration for University of Missouri projects should use the link below to gain access to the database.  An e-mail will be sent to you providing a UserID and Password for access to the database with instructions on how to input your information.  Information may be accessed and updated at any time by the consultant.

Please contact Facilities Planning and Development at consultant database for access to the consultant database.

Construction Contractors and Suppliers

All University construction projects over $100,000 are posted on the campus’s website.  If you would like to subscribe to obtain bid announcements for all university construction projects over $100,000, please go to bid announcements. The following link provides access to the campus's construction bid advertisements contractor bid info.

In some cases, the University will provide information directly to supplier diversity related organizations, especially in St. Louis and Kansas City. Information related to construction projects may be sent to contractor associations throughout Missouri, posted on the Internet and made available in various other ways. The key message here is: Check the university website on a regular basis for opportunities.

If you have questions about working with the University of Missouri Design & Construction, please contact Chuck Bouse, Executive Director for Facilities Planning and Development.

Process for UM System Supply Chain

UM Procurement is responsible for the organization and administration of consistent, fair and effective procurement activities for all University departments. Our goal is to meet department needs while obtaining the maximum value for every dollar spent. In doing so, we are bound to comply with the policies set by the Board of Curators and University Administration.

Competitive Bids or Proposals are required for purchased services and items exceeding $10,000, unless already on contract with the University. Purchases exceeding $100,000 require formal bidding processes. We invite suppliers to view a listing of our open proposals here. 

If you have questions about the University of Missouri Procurement office, please contact Teresa Vest, Associate Director, at or call 573-882-7171.

Reviewed 2024-04-18