Washington University in St. Louis has committed to align its purchasing activities with its mission by considering supplier diversity, environmental impact, and community benefit during the purchasing process and vendor selection. In addition to considering price, quality and service, purchasers are encouraged to consider social and environmental benefit and impacts before awarding contracts. To improve our understanding of the purchaser decision-making process, we request purchasers respond to the following questionnaire when submitting the Supplier Selection Justification documentation.

Complete this form when seeking to purchase items or services $25,000 or more or $10,000 or more when using sponsored funds. The elements to be satisfied are: 1) cost basis (bids or quote); 2) justification/rationale for the supplier selection. This form is not required when using Purchasing Services’ Preferred Suppliers.

Supplier Selection Justification Form

Purchaser Information

Supplier Information

Supplier Attributes (select all that apply):

Supplier selection was based on:

Competitive Bid Process
Reason no competition was utilized:
Single source supplier preferential reasons include:
Please upload all supplier proposal documents to the requisition or purchase order.

Bid Process

What efforts were used to find and utilize a diverse-owned and/or sustainability focused business for this purchase?
If applicable, has WashUReuse been considered as an alternative to this purchase?

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