Purchasing Services is structured to assist departments in their procurement needs and support Washington University’s cost-containment objectives.

Resource Management exists to help our faculty, students and staff fulfill the university’s teaching, research, and patient care missions. We are a service organization responsible for:

  • Procurement
  • Furniture & Design
  • Mail services
  • Vending
  • Copy centers
  • Out-sourced contracting

Special areas of focus include:

  • Expense reduction
  • Logistics
  • Supplier Diversity
  • Compliance with federal regulations
  • Import/Export assistance
  • Contract negotiation and development

Our team is here to help our schools and departments achieve great things as well as ordinary tasks. From a simple acquisition to a complicated contract, or from space planning for one to furnishing an entire department; whatever your resource need, we are ready to engage with you. Contact us at 935-5649 or email owenslisa@wustl.edu to learn more. Or you may email our director, Greg Parrott, at greg_parrott@wustl.edu so we can help you fulfill the mission.

Please Note: Washington University, as a legal entity, must delegate the legal and financial office responsibility and authority (agency) for making purchasing commitments to a single office — Purchasing Services. No other departments or individuals may be allowed to assume or imply this agency.

Purchasing Services is responsible for all purchase order commitments extended by Washington University. Please see the Policies or Procedures pages for more information.