Villanova University is a Catholic, non-profit, coeducational institution founded by the friars of the Order of St. Augustine in 1842. Located on the “Main Line,” Villanova’s beautiful, suburban campus sits on 254 acres and is a mere twenty-minute drive from Philadelphia. Currently comprised of four distinct Undergraduate Colleges (Liberal Arts and Sciences, Villanova School of Business, Engineering, and Nursing), Villanova also has several Masters and Doctorate programs, as well as its own Law School. With over sixty buildings on campus (including twenty-six residence halls), Villanova draws its student population from forty-nine states plus Puerto Rico and sixty foreign countries. There are approximately 10,000 full-time and part-time undergraduate students enrolled at Villanova each year, who are taught by over 560 full-time faculty members, as well as several part-time professors and visiting lecturers. Additionally, Villanova employs around 1,500 full-time and part-time staff members who assist in the daily administration and maintenance of the University.
The Procurement Department at Villanova University is responsible for the purchasing and payment of all goods and services for the University. Our goal is to ensure that the University acquires the best products available at a fair and reasonable cost, as well as maintain stable relationships with all our vendors through proper communication and timely payments for all goods and services rendered. We are located at St. Mary Hall on West Campus. Our hours of operation are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday (excluding holidays). The Procurement Department can be reached directly at 610.519.4231.
The Buyers are responsible for establishing preferred vendor contracts and pricing agreements, performing competitive bid solicitations, researching cost-savings opportunities for the University, and purchasing all substantial goods and services. The Buyers work with Departments to assist them in attaining required bids and locating new vendors. Our Procurement Specialists and Procurement Card Administrator are responsible for keying all invoices for purchase orders as well as direct pays and employee reimbursements, check disbursements, 1099 monitoring, creating and updating vendor records, issuing purchase orders to vendors, and training, managing, and auditing of over 600 University employee credit cards.
Villanova University now offers Direct Deposit for vendors. This process will allow our vendors to receive payments directly into their designated bank accounts, while also helping us to streamline our processes. Additionally, the vendors will have the added convenience of receiving an email message informing them of the invoices being paid when payments are deposited into their bank account.