Purchasing Services

Purchasing provides the University with effective and responsive life cycle procurement practices. See our Mission and Vision for more information.

Items of Interest

  • Notice to Suppliers: Fraudulent Purchase Order Email Activity

    Beware of fraudulent email scams involving purchase orders and requests for product quotations that claim to originate from the University of Wisconsin.

  • Purchasing Workshops Available
    Dates and times for all available face-to-face training sessions are listed on our Training page. We offer a number of sessions during the semester, including an Overview and intermediate topics on Processing Requisitions, Managing Encumbrances, and How to Purchase Goods and Services.

  • Purchasing System Inquiry
    The Purchasing System Inquiry system allows users to search the purchasing database for information on requisitions, PO encumbrances, and spend.

  • Discussion Board/Forum for Lab Managers

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    If you are UW-Madison lab manager, research administrator/staff, departmental purchasing shop, or center coordinator, please consider connecting with others around campus using the new message board “forum.labs.wisc.edu”. Harness the collective wisdom from the hundreds of labs across campus and engage creatively with each other.

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