Western is Testing a New Procurement Model.

Western University in partnership with Arizona State University is testing a new procurement tendering method called Best Value.  This process is currently limited to pilot projects but our hope is move to this model (where appropriate) for our tenders in the future.  Please find below a video explaining the Best Value model from the vendor perspective.  Should you have any questions regarding this new model please contact Procurement Services at

Best Value Model-Vendor Video (40 mins)

Example of Best Value Pre-proposal Meeting (2 hours)


Our Purchasing Responsibilities

Procurement Services is responsible for the procurement of all materials and services for the University except as noted below. Our department seeks the best value and invites competitive prices whenever practical. Please request that your company name be placed on our bidder lists for the commodities you can supply.

When dealing with a University Department, please keep Procurement Services fully informed of the proceedings. All purchasing transactions must be authorized by Procurement Services before the commitment is made.

The following operational units have been delegated operational responsibilities for purchasing (within certain limits) and may be contacted directly by Suppliers wishing to sell their product or service:

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