IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR SUPPLIERS, VENDORS AND CONTRACTORS REGARDING VACCINE REQUIREMENT
The University of Washington is requiring all suppliers, vendors and contractors working on-site at any UW facility to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive an approved exemption no later than Monday, October 18, 2021, in accordance with the Governor’s COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Proclamation 21-14.1. For more information, please see a copy of our notification that was sent on September 9, 2021.
As a supplier, vendor or contractor of the University, you are responsible for 1) determining whether the Proclamation applies to you and 2) ensuring your representatives, including employees and subcontractors, comply with this requirement. To confirm compliance, all suppliers and vendors working on-site at a University of Washington location must complete and return the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Declaration form.
For questions about these requirements, please first review the Proclamation above, and review the FAQs from the Office of the Governor. For remaining questions, suppliers, vendors and contractors should contact firstname.lastname@example.org directly.
This declaration replaces all previously submitted COVID-19 Contractor Symptom Monitoring/Employee Self-Attestation certifications and COVID-19 Work plans.
The list of companies who have completed the declaration will be updated weekly.
- Getting Paid
- Maintaining Your Profile
- Supplier Diversity
- Supplier Orientation
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Supplier Registration Form (SRF) Submission - U.S. companies having business with the University of Washington are required to complete a Supplier Registration Form (SRF)
- Note: foreign suppliers do not submit the SRF; visit our webpage detailing the steps required
- Taxpayer ID Number (TIN) Verification - UW verifies supplier's TIN with IRS
- Payment Enrollment - Supplier must complete the enrollment process for electronic payments
- SAP Business Network (also known as Ariba Network) - Only Required for Blanket Purchase Orders (BPO) - Supplier joins the Ariba Network to transact with UW electronically; supplier should check with their UW department contact for applicability, as BPOs are not always required
The University is committed to paying its suppliers in the fastest and most efficient fashion possible. Below are requirements to ensure compliance with state and federal guidelines:
University of Washington payments terms are Net 30 days from receipt of goods or properly completed invoice, whichever is later; payment in advance (including deposits) is prohibited except in limited situations
Suppliers should bill separately for each UW Purchase Order; invoices referencing multiple Purchase Orders are not accepted
- Suppliers should bill the UW only for items shipped or services already provided
- Suppliers should submit an invoice to the University of Washington based on the instructions included on the purchase order; suppliers who are part of the Ariba Network must invoice using the Network and purchases with Medical Center entities may have other instructions
- Suppliers should provide complete and accurate information; using your company invoice, provide the following:
- UW-issued Purchase Order (PO) or Blanket Purchase Order (BPO) number
- Shipping address
- Remit-to address
- Invoice number
- Invoice date
- UW customer contact (the person who placed the order)
- Separate line item charges and brief description for each item, matching the Purchase Order
- Sales tax when applicable
- Clearly marked invoice dollar total
Suppliers are expected to communicate with our central office to keep their company data current.
Changes to addresses and some information is easily communicated to VControl@uw.edu. Registered UW suppliers who are regularly paid by UW and have an address change or addition do NOT need to submit the Supplier Registration Form; suppliers should contact VControl@uw.edu directly with a copy of their W-9 and explanation for the adjustment to addresses currently on file with UW.
Other company changes, such as business name or Taxpayer ID Number, require a new Supplier Registration Form (online Substitute W-9) to be submitted; see our UW Supplier Registration website for more information.
*Note: The University of Washington research receives a significant amount of funding from federal sources.
Any supplier doing business with the University via a federally-funded purchase order over $35,000 must maintain separately their profile in the System for Award Management (SAM)
All purchases using federal funds shall be in accordance with the procurement requirements of the Uniform Guidance § 200.Subpart D, Sections 200.318-200.326
By accepting a federally-funded purchase order, the supplier certifies that they are in compliance with FAR 52.204.24-26 Covered Telecommunications Equipment and Services
Are indicated as being purchased for resale;
Are indicated as being purchased for use in doctor prescribed treatment of medical patients;
Are indicated as being delivered (shipped) directly to an out-of-state address;
Or, are otherwise specifically exempted from sales tax by the Revised Code of Washington
For more information, consult the tax website.
In addition to ensuring that all aspects of the University’s relationships with suppliers are held to the highest ethical and professional standards, Procurement Services is also dedicated to insuring the equality of business opportunities for small, minority and women-owned businesses. Please see our dedicated procurement diversity webpage for more information.
We are pleased to offer monthly orientations for new and existing suppliers to the University of Washington. The orientations provide a learning opportunity to assist in navigating potential business prospects at the University and with other state agencies, as well as providing educational and resources to assist businesses. Orientation sessions are virtual and will include representatives from the University, State of Washington Department of Enterprise Services (DES), Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises (OMWBE), UW Foster School Consulting and Business Development Center and the Minority Business Development Agency of Tacoma (MBDA), and Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC).
- The following virtual sessions are from 10:30 am - Noon)
- September: No session
- October 14, 2021: Registration Link
- November 8, 2021: Registration Link
- December 9, 2021: Registration Link