The Department of Procurement provides strategic sourcing and purchasing services to UWSA employees and UW System institutions by two different teams.

Strategic Sourcing Services

  • Assistance to UW System institutions with large procurement projects
  • Leadership on procurement policies and practices

Purchasing Services

  • Assistance to UW System institutions with staff augmentation including full, ongoing Procurement support
  • On-demand assistance for contract review
  • Negotiation and signature
  • Request for Bids (RFBs) and Request for Proposals (RFPs)

Our Approach

We provide leadership, guidance, and advocacy. We continuously strive to be:

  • An authority on procurement policies and practices for the entire UW System
  • A center of excellence for supply management
  • A leader in maximizing procurement resources through collaboration across the state and UW System
  • Strategic, innovative, and effective in implementing best procurement practices
  • Proactive in identifying enterprise-wide cost-saving and strategic contracting opportunities
  • Effective and prompt in communications with stakeholders
  • Timely and responsible in addressing stakeholder needs
  • Proactive in professional development

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