On behalf of all UW institutions, the UW System Office of Procurement serves as a champion of higher education and responsible steward of resources through procurement leadership, guidance, advocacy, and communication. Procurement training for the institutions and basic purchase for departments within UWSA and UW-Shared Services are provided by UW-Shared Services.

The Office of Procurement continuously strives to be:

  • An authority on procurement policies and practices for the entire system.
  • A center of excellence for supply management.
  • A leader in maximizing procurement resources through collaboration across the state and 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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