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

  • Tax Exempt Documentation
    UWM’s documentation of tax exempt status is located here [UWM users only] Tax Exempt Status letter Template S-211 Certificate of Exempt Status (Wisconsin Sales and Use Tax)
  • Academic Support Services Agreements (ASSA)
    In accordance with its education, research, and public service mission, UWM and other UW institutions occasionally experience the need for services of an academic nature that cannot be met through a competitive State procurement process. These types of academic support services have a narrowly defined scope, a… Read more
  • Payment for Services Flowchart


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.