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. 

      • Mustang Market is a web-based sourcing and requisition tool to purchase various items from either existing contracted vendors or new vendors.
      • The P-card is a credit card used for low dollar purchases instead of Mustang Market or Petty Cash.
      • Standing orders are repeatable orders for a specific product/services from a vendor; standing orders are created inside Mustang Market using an order form, <$25K or >$25K.
      • Petty Cash may be used to reimburse you for goods and services purchased under $100

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.