UW-Madison Purchasing

Information on purchasing, policies and procedures, links to forms.

How to purchase Goods and Services at UW-Madison

Items requiring special approval prior to purchasing

Purchasing Items Costing Over $5,000

  • You are required to use an External requisition for payments to external vendors over $5,000.
  • If you are using a non-contract vendor to purchase an item or commodity greater than $5,000 you must use a non-competitive 
  • If you are making a payment for services exceeding $5,000 this is considered an Academic Services Agreement, you must also use a sole source justification form in addition to the external requisition.
Academic Support Services Agreement Services Greater than $5,000   Use this form for a vendor or an individual providing a service to the University. 
Non-competitive Purchasing Request form.  Use this form for purchasing equipment or other non-service related items from a non-contract vendor.

UW Purchasing Services forms and letters

UW Sponsored Events  
Inter-departmental Billing Form

Purchases from Internal Vendors 
Work Order

Keywords:Purchasing, Academic Support Services, Sole Source, Non-competive, Purchasing forms, Requisitions, Direct payment, Payment request   Doc ID:20202
Owner:Sandy P.Group:L&S KB
Created:2011-09-09 13:21 CDTUpdated:2022-10-17 12:35 CDT
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