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:
After processing a Purchase Requisition in Banner, be sure to send an email to us at email@example.com 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.
- How to do business with Wichita State University
- Wichita State University Policies and Procedures Manual, Section 14 for more details regarding purchasing statutes of the State of Kansas, and policies and guidelines of WSU.
- Administration of WSU Procurement Policies in Accordance with the Kansas Board of Regents Policy on Fiscal Management
- WSU Purchasing Procedures by Commodity (Account) Code
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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Related BPC Forms:
- BPC Action Change Request Form -when requesting a change to a current account
- Tax Exemption Certificate
- Visa Dispute Form
- UMB Bank Contact Information
- UMB Website
Monthly log sheets
Purchasing Forms for Departments
- Invoice Control Document Instructions
- Invoice Control Document ICD Form (Excel form)
- Prior Authorization Form
- Other forms and related documents:
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.
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
- WSU Bid Solicitations
- Bid Solicitations for Other State Agencies
- Listing Proposed Sole Source Acquisitions
- Procurement Contract List, which has a search feature to help locate all contracts for the state
- State Use Catalog
Related WSU Sites
- National Institute of Government Purchasing (NIGP)
- National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP)
- MINK Chapter of NAEP
- Educational & Institutional Cooperative (E&I)
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 email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or Property Manager Crystal Deselms, email@example.com.