Washington State University Tri-Cities Business Services

Purchasing & Contract Resources and Information

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No matter what the occasion, Washington State University Tri Cities has lined up a variety of catering and mobile services to fit your needs for students, faculty, and staff events.

WSU Tri Cities Catering Quick Reference

This quick reference will provide you with the tools to successfully and safely cater food on the WSUTC Campus and includes our Approved Catering Vendor List.

PURCHASE REQUESTS (AKA Request for Purchase, RFP)
Purchase Request Guide

Provides instruction on how to successfully complete a Purchase Request for goods and services to be procured via PO, PCARD, IRI, State of Wa Invoice Voucher, and/or Contract.

  • General Purchase Request – For general purchases
  • 17A Purchase Request – For all 17A goods and services purchases ONLY (see below for Travel 17A form)
  • GEARUP Purchase Request – For GEAR UP use only
  • Contract Supplemental Worksheet – Complete a Purchase Request and attach a completed Contract Supplemental Worksheet. This worksheet is a tool to assist you with ensuring contract required information is provided. Its not a catch-all but a VERY good start. (This form is not a contract and is not required)

NOTE: Save PR to your desktop prior to filling it out.

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17A Justification Internal Template – USE FOR TRAVEL

For Purchase Request submittal ONLY.

Please submit your Purchase Request via email at purchasing@tricity.wsu.edu.

WSUTC Purchasing Methods Guide – Under Construction