Buying from Contracts at the UW is easy, and saves time and money.  To learn more about the wide variety of Contracts available to UW campus users, and how to use the UW Contracts Search tool, watch the eLearning tutorial.

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Contracts  Save You Time and Money

Using a contract saves time and money because Contracts are the easiest way to buy, provide the best overall value to the University, and can be used at ANY dollar amount unless otherwise noted.  Benefits to using Contracts include:

  • No sole source requirements
  • No competitive bid requirements
  • No dollar limits in most instances
  • Pre-negotiated terms and conditions
  • Contract sales reps can provide assistance with:
    • Product selection
    • Installation
    • Training
    • Returns

Did you know that all Ariba catalog suppliers are contract suppliers?

What Contracts are available?

The University has Contracts listed in the UW Contracts Search for many goods and services.  Not every contract available to the UW is shown in the Contracts Search, so if you cannot find what you need please contact the appropriate Subject Matter Expert.  Click here for guidance on how to use the UW Contracts Search.

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Signing Policy

The University is subject to multiple sets of procurement rules and regulations. These include the University Administrative Policy Statements and Procurement department policies and procedures.

Important: UW Academic departments, regardless of employees’ title, do not have the delegated authority to execute any instrument related to the acquisition of goods and services.

Signing a contract for goods or services without signature authority can subject an employee to personal liability.

The Procurement Services Contracting Team will review the document for compliance with the UW terms and conditions and determine whether or not it is appropriate to sign or if terms need to be negotiated.

Note: Before submitting a contract for review, please review the document to ensure the goods and or services addressed in the contract meet your needs.

Contracts valued at $10,000 and over may require additional documentation or require a procurement staff member to issue an informal or formal solicitation.

How to Submit a Contract to be Reviewed by Purchasing

How will the order be paid to the Supplier?

 

What to use

Notes

Non-Catalog < $10K

 

Contract Review option in Requisition or Contract Request

 

Blanket PO < $10K

Contract Review option in Requisition or Contract Request

 

Non-Catalog or BPO > $10K

N/A

  • Attach contract to either the Requisition or the Contract Request
  • Automatically routes to Purchasing

ProCard < $3,500

 

Contract Review Form

 

ProCard > $3,500

Contract Review Form

  • Step 1:  Submit Contract Review Form
  • Step 2:  Submit Card Limit Increase Form and reference RV#
  • Deposit on an event
  • Payment is made by ProCard
  • Total purchase is < $10K

Contract Review Form

If the remaining amount exceeds the card limit, reference the RV# on the Card Limit Increase Form used to initiate final payment

  • Deposit on an event
  • Payment made by Purchase Order
  • Total purchase order is < $10K

Contract Review option in Requisition or Contract Request

Create one line item on the purchase order for the deposit and one line item for the remaining payment

  • Deposit  for an event required
  • Total purchase is > $10K

N/A

  • If the total amount of the event is > $10K (including deposit), use a purchase order
  • If UW supplier, create one line item on the purchase order for the deposit and one line item for the remaining payment
  • If not a UW supplier, use ProCard for the entire purchase

 

If Department Procurement system is not Ariba

Contract Review Form

  • Use “Department” option from the “How are you going to pay for this” drop down menu
  • Departments to use this selection:  Facilities, Libraries, HFS and UW Medical Center
If the contract is for a government agency, regardless of purchasing method. Contract Review Form