Iowa State Procurement Services Supplier Awards

Nominations are now open through February 28th, 2025!

Procurement Services' Supplier Award Program was designed to recognize those suppliers that support our mission to provide efficient, timely, and effective services to support the university.  Nominations for the 2025 Supplier Awards are open now through February 28th, 2025.  Awardees will be notified in April 2025 and invited to attend an in-person Award Ceremony in May.  Winners will receive a beautiful award and recognition on the Iowa State University Procurement Services Supplier website.



Awards are open to all suppliers that provided services to Iowa State University in 2024 and meet the eligibility statement for each award.  Suppliers can be nominated for more than one award.


How to Nominate

  • Suppliers can self-nominate or be nominated by any Iowa State Employee. 
  • Nominations must clearly describe why the supplier should be recognized in the award category and provide examples to demonstrate how the supplier meets the specific criteria for that award. 
  • Suppliers that choose to self-nominate must provide a letter of support from their Iowa State University contact(s).

Check out the 2024 Supplier Award Winners!

Award Categories

Customer Service Award

The Customer Service award recognizes those suppliers that go above and beyond to provide professional, responsive and proactive service to Iowa State University.   Click for details →


Small Business of the Year Award

The Small Business award recognizes the significant impact small businesses make at Iowa State University.  Click for details →


Strategic Partnership Award

The Strategic Partnership award recognizes extraordinary collaboration and innovation between a contracted Supplier and Iowa State University.  Click for details →


Supplier of the Year Award

The Supplier of the Year award recognizes a supplier who provides extraordinary customer service, engagement in collaborative efforts, is willing to pivot to assist when new issues arise, and provides solutions that positively impact Iowa State University.  Click for details →


Environmental Excellence Award

The Environmental Excellence Award recognizes a supplier who shares Iowa State University’s commitment to sustainable business practices by providing environmentally preferable products, promoting sustainable practices, and/or managing energy consumption.  Click for details →


cyBUY Supplier of the Year Award

The cyBUY Supplier of the Year Award recognizes a supplier with a catalog in the cyBUY Marketplace, our eProcurement platform, that go above and beyond to provide exceptional value and extraordinary customer service to Iowa State University.  Click for details →