Welcome to Purchasing
The Purchasing department provides quality, timely procurement and contracting support to the campus community in obtaining goods and services necessary to accomplish the University's mission. Purchasing operates a centralized management system which is responsible for all facets of the procurement of quality goods and services. The department also provides oversight for ensuring contracts comply with federal, state and local requirements. If you have any questions that you cannot find the answer to here, please call the Purchasing Department at (360) 650-3340.
How To Buy
See our Guide on How to Buy services and products
How to Pay
Pay Directly with a Card
Cards are the preferred method of payment - they're easy to use and require the least paperwork. Great for online purchasing, too.
For hotels and food when traveling frequently on university business.
Get the Travel Card.
For buying fuel when traveling on university business by car.
Get the Fuel Card.
Promise to Pay with a Purchase Form
Purchase Orders (POs), in which you ask Purchasing to place the order) are the preferred method in this category. Request a Purchase Form.
But if you've already ordered it, and you have an invoice, you can ask Accounts Payable to pay for it with a form. Request a Purchase Form.
If you've already paid for it out of personal funds, you can get a Reimbursement. Request a Services / Reimbursement Form.