The UNM Purchasing Department hosts its annual Small Business and Strategic Partner Vendor Fair on Wednesday, April 4, in Student Union Building Ballrooms A, B and C. The event is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

The fair facilitates networking opportunities for participants to build new business relationships and strengthen existing ones within the UNM community. It also offers host of benefits for both the vendors and UNM departments for short or long term needs. An attendee may find a vendor that provides a needed one time commodity or a department may find a vendor that fulfills a constant specific service need.

The fair is dedicated to forming successful business relationships that maximize savings for the University, as well provide opportunity to small, disadvantage, and/or woman owned business through Purchasing’s Minority/Woman Owned Business Program.

Vendors at the fair will be diverse and offer a wide range of products and services. Purchasing is expecting to have close to 80 booths this year, including booths for Purchasing, Accounts Payable and PCard. Vendors will have the opportunity to speak directly with key Purchasing staff representatives and learn about procurement opportunities. Vendors ask that department representatives bring their business cards to the Fair.

Additionally, there will be drawings for door prizes, vendor giveaways and refreshments.

Registration forms for vendors are available and are due with payment by Wednesday, March 28.

For questions contact Juanita Lucero via email,

For more information visit Purchasing or call (505) 277-2036.