Business Services

New Contract Status coming to the CMM

Coming soon there will be a new status showing in the CMM: Approved with Advisory Notes

This new status will help communicate when there have been requested changes to the contract, including but not limited to:

(i) negotiating requests for revisions to contract terms, (ii) advising department on contract compliance/abiding by contract requirements & and areas of potential risk that we won't necessarily be able to mitigate by revisions, or (iii) requesting additional subject matter expert(s) compliance review.

Approved with Advisory Notes indicates that the Contracts team may need to work with the vendor to amend, clarify, or make additional changes to the contract prior to signing.

What this means for you

The Contract Submitter will be receiving an email at the end of the contract review cycle, letting them know if their contract is in this new status. No action is required by you, however, there is a link which allows you to quickly view the contract record in the CMM System to see what the proposed changes and recommendations are.

AMAZON CUSTOMERS: When you proceed to your cart to check out, there is now a new question. It says "Is this an EMERCO Purchase? Yes or No?" You will select YES if this purchase is due to the COVID Pandemic situation, or select NO if this is for normal campus activities. 

Thank you.

Screenshot of check out screen on Amazon with EMERCO Question

Supplies for Return to Campus - COVID Supplies & PPE

As you plan and finalize your Return to Campus Plans, you will also need to think about safety measures for staff, students, and on-campus visitors. 

In addition to Marketplace orders, you will find information on moving your office supplies to your home, recommended products for barriers and webcams, and more on our Supplies for Returning to Campus page here.

Have a contractor coming to campus?

Before the contractor can work on campus:

  • The contract manager or WWU contact requests a COVID-19 Safety Plan from the contractor
  • The contractor submits the COVID-19 Safety Plan to contract manager or WWU contact
  • Contract manager or WWU contact reviews COVID-19 Safety Plan for completeness
  • If COVID-19 Safety Plan is complete, the contractor is considered approved to come onto campus.
  • Contract Manager submits information to Campus Onsite Tracking Report via the Western Contractor Approved to Be Onsite form

Please Note: The Contracts, Procurement, and Travel Teams are all currently working remotely. All phones are forwarded so you can continue to reach us through all the usual channels.

Business Services is comprised of a collaboration of important functions from across the University. Together we strive to deliver to the campus community the utmost in customer service, value, and support.

Quick Access Links

PLEASE NOTE: You MUST be logged into MyWestern to use these links.

From Transport Services to Procurement, the staff are all dedicated to the success of each campus department, the University, and the community. All stakeholders are encouraged to explore this highly comprehensive site but are always free to contact the Business Services highly capable staff with any questions on the services they provide.

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Learn more about the services we offer below

Central Services

This is where you will find information on moving your office to a new location, finding surplus furnishings and office equipment such as filing cabinets, and the proper way to dispose of your overflow of office furnishings or equipment. 

Contract Administration

Contract Administration facilitates all aspects of contracts at Western. This includes the solicitation, awarding, management, and monitoring of all contracts (with the exception of Public Works) for Western Washington University.

Mail Services

Mail Services provides the internal campus mail at Western, as well as collecting and sending business mail through USPS. In this area you will find links to metering, FedEx, information about campus mail, and references.


Procurement provides support in obtaining the goods and services needed for Western to run at peak performance. From office supplies and furniture to lab supplies, Procurement provides oversight to ensure what you are purchasing complies with federal, state, and local requirements.

Print & Copy Services

Print & Copy provides Western with a variety of services, from the Print & Copy Center for individual needs, to Coursepacks and running the Campus Post Office. 

Travel Services

Western's Travel Services guides staff, faculty, and students through Federal, State and University travel requirements. Travel Services supports all university travel processes and procurement and strives for excellence in customer service.