Welcome to the Office of Purchasing

The mission of the Office of Purchasing is to support the university community by acquiring the proper quantity and quality of goods and services at the right time and place.

We are located in the basement of Morrison Hall, which is close to the southeast corner of Shocker Hall.

The office employs five people. Our job is to help the employees of WSU navigate the procurement statutes that govern our purchasing environment. We will assist you in making the correct choices early in your process so you can more efficiently purchase the goods and services needed to support your teaching, research, or operations within your department. Additional information may be found at the following links:

Wichita State University General Purchasing Overview (pdf)

After processing a Purchase Requisition in Banner, be sure to send an email to us at purchasing.office@wichita.edu with the quote included and the requisition number listed in the subject line. This will help ensure that your requisition will be processed in a timely manner.

Business Procurement Card (BPC) Program

Wichita State University has established a VISA Business Procurement Card (BPC) program for authorized WSU representatives. The purpose of the program is to provide an efficient cost effective method of payment to resolve the financial hardship associated with ongoing expenses required of WSU representatives in fulfilling their overall job requirements and department mission.

Business Procurement Card Application

All Applicants requesting a Business Procurement Card for Official Business use only, are asked to complete the BPC Application and return it to Box 12.

Training Requirements

Training for the BPC Card is required before a card can be issued. This training provides instructions on the use of the WSU Business Procurement Card. Attendance is limited to individuals authorized for program participation by their Budget Officer. Training will focus on allowable use of account, spending limitations, documentation of purchases and compliance with WSU and State of Kansas Purchasing, Accounting and Travel policies and procedures.

To sign up for training

Go to the "myWSU" training portal. Search the keyword "VISA". All options available for the Procurement Card and/or the iTravel Card will populate. Select the option that best fits your schedule.

For questions related to the BPC program please contact the BPC Program Administrator - at ext. 5185 or by email: robby.murray@wichita.edu

Other Related BPC Forms:

Monthly log sheets

Purchasing Forms for Departments

Purchasing Supplier Contract Awards

Follow the purchasing supply contract award links to a listing and PDF's of current WSU supplier contact information. The products and services represented in the listing must be purchased from the sources indicated. Purchase of the product or service from sources other than listed may become the personal responsibility of the individual authorizing the purchase.

Sale of Surplus Property

Wichita State University offers surplus property for sale under K.S.A 2010 Supp. 75-6606, and the Kansas Board of Regents Policy and Procedures, Section 11, Authorized Disposition of Surplus Property. Click on the heading for links to more detailed information.

Vendor Related Links

State of Kansas, Office of Facilities and Procurement Management

Related WSU Sites

Other Links


Wichita State University encourages developers interested in collaborating in support of the WSU Innovation Campus, to submit proposals or expressions of interest to the Office of Purchasing. Information regarding the WSU Innovation Campus can be found on the university website http://www.wichita.edu/thisis/ and typing Innovation Campus, or by contacting Dr. John Tomblin, Vice President for Research & Technology Transfer at john.tomblin@wichita.edu.

WSU Property – Notice of Intention to Lease

The university has available office or laboratory space available for lease. The university will consider leasing such space to those whose presence on campus would advance the university’s applied learning vision or its mission as an educational, cultural and economic driver for Kansas and the greater public good. Because tenant use must be a good fit with the university’s educational mission and available space, please be prepared to provide the following information: (1) name; (2) square footage of space needs; (3) equipment, design or other special needs; (4) description of anticipated use; and (5) the anticipated benefits to the university, its students and the WSU community (i.e. applied learning, joint research, faculty start-up, etc.). The university will consider serious offers and inquiries from any financially qualified individual, group, organization, or company. If interested, please contact Vice President for Research & Technology Transfer, Dr. John Tomblin, john.tomblin@wichita.edu or Property Manager Crystal Deselms, crystal.deselms@wichita.edu.