Purchasing Department

The mission of the Western Connecticut procurement office is to assist the University community in the procurement of goods and services. It is our goal to conduct all activities in the best interest of the University, providing procurement services in accordance with sound business and procurement practices and to comply with guidelines established by State of Connecticut and the Connecticut State University System. Our goal is to procure goods and services to accommodate University needs in a timely and economical manner.

The purchasing department can help you make informed purchasing decisions by;

  • Providing information about products, services, costs and delivery options
  • Informing you about available University wide and State of Connecticut contracts and agreements
  • Recommending suppliers who can best meet your requirements
  • Negotiating contracts and pricing agreements
  • Securing competitive bids
  • Communicating purchasing policies and procedures

Quick Links

Purchasing Overview , Purchasing Manual and Purchasing Training

PO Terms and Conditions (pdf)


Accounts Payable

Many Purchasing forms are presented in Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, please download and install it from Adobe’s web site.