Financial Services

Preparing to Buy

There are several methods that can be used to procure goods and services. The method you choose will depend on the type of goods or services you are procuring, the speed with which you need them and the repeatability of your purchase. 

Regardless of your purchase method, duty, payment terms, freight, and insurance costs are important factors when determining the total landed cost for a good or service.

Sustainability at Western

Procurement Services have developed the Sustainable Purchasing Guide as a tool to share our recommendations for purchasing products that balance economic, environmental and social benefits, in an effort to further advance Western's sustainability efforts.