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The Department of Materials Management administers the centralized purchasing services for all departments of the University. Performing these services in accordance with sound and prudent business practices, the department seeks to realize for the University the maximum value for every dollar expended. Additionally, Materials Management is responsible for the material distribution of purchased material to various departments on both campuses and operation of the Health Sciences Center Storeroom and Linen Room.

The Department of Materials Management at Tulane has two office locations to better serve the University:

Uptown Campus 8333 Maple Street New Orleans, LA 70118 (504) 865-5211

Health Sciences Center         1430 Tulane Avenue, Room 1101           New Orleans, LA 70112 (504) 988-5104

    HSC Mailing Address 1430 Tulane Ave EP-16 New Orleans, LA 70112

The Uptown and Health Sciences Center offices are responsible for the procurement of supplies and equipment used on both campuses of the University. A non-comprehensive list of items purchased through these offices includes: maintenance supplies, printing, vehicles, office equipment, computers, office supplies, athletic equipment, furniture purchases and leasing, and moving services.

The Health Sciences Center office is also responsible for the procurement of supply and equipment items in support of the research and clinical laboratories of the University. Examples of the categories of products purchased through this office include: medical and surgical supplies, medical and laboratory equipment, laboratory supplies, scientific supplies and equipment, and all gases. The Health Sciences Center office also manages the Health Sciences Center Storeroom located in the Hutchinson Memorial Building at 1430 Tulane Ave. and the Central Receiving operation located in the J. Bennett Johnston Building at 333 S. Liberty St.