Purchasing Department

UPDATE 3/24/2020:  Due to the national impact of COVID19 and WMU’s efforts to reduce the risks of spread and exposure for our Faculty, Staff and Students, Purchasing staffing levels have been reduced to essential personnel only.  Because of this reduction, purchase requests should ONLY be submitted electronically to our main email address, wmu-purchasing@wmich.edu. Our staff will evaluate, review, and prioritize each request as it arrives.  If you have questions regarding submitted documents, you may contact us at the same email – wmu-purchasing@wmich.edu. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.      


Purchasing assists all Western Michigan University departments in procuring goods and services needed throughout the University. Utilizing Purchasing Department services allows departments to be more efficient and realize cost savings while ensuring the University complies with laws, regulations and University policies and procedures.

The Purchasing Department establishes and manages supplier relationships. Any supplier interested in conducting business with Western Michigan University may apply to do so through the Vendor Resources page on the Purchasing Department website.