UWM Procurement Office

Purchasing & Accounts Payable

Welcome to UWM’s Procurement Office.

The Procurement Office (comprised of Purchasing and Accounts Payable professionals) buys and pays for goods and services for the University and provides guidance on procurement practices in accordance with State, UW System, and Campus laws, policies, procedures, guidelines, and best practices.

Our goals are to support the mission and core values of the University through the efficient and effective acquisition of goods and services; to provide outstanding customer service to our stakeholders with commodity, sourcing, and compliance expertise; and to employ open, transparent, and ethical procurement processes.

You can access UWM’s portal for initiating procurement transactions, ShopUW+, at the link above.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Year End Calendar FY21
    Find the full fiscal year end calendar here. May 3rd FY21 deadline for: Procurement Requisitions over $50,000 for goods or services not on contract. May 3rd – FY22 POs may be initiated in ShopUW+ utilizing the NEXT FISCAL YEAR CHECKBOX…. Read more
  • Requesting a new Supplier or updating an existing Supplier
    When you need a new Supplier created or need to update an existing Supplier you will need to submit your request to uwm-supplier@uwm.edu with the appropriate Supplier Request Forms mentioned and supporting documentation. Please allow 1-3 Business Days for the… Read more
  • Searching for State and UW-Madison Contracts
    UW-Madison Purchasing Services maintains a searchable database of State of Wisconsin (DOA issued) and UW-Madison issued contracts. Commonly requested UW-Milwaukee contracts are found under the ‘Available Contracts’ Help section on this website. Please contact Purchasing for further assistance on locating… Read more


Assistance Using ShopUW+
We are currently working to resolve accessibility barriers in ShopUW+. To learn about the accessibility and usability of ShopUW+, go to ShopUW+ – Accessibility and Usability Information KB. If you need accessibility assistance, want to report an accessibility barrier, or if you are having difficulty using ShopUW+ or any of the training materials send an email to uwsaproblemsolvers@uwsa.edu.