Getting Started in the Western Marketplace

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What is the Western Marketplace?

The Western Marketplace is Western's online system used to order goods and services. You will be able to place orders through the Western Marketplace and have purchase orders directly sent to vendors.

Quickly and easily shop for your needs, then check out and go!

See what the Western Marketplace has to offer you and your department!

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Don't have access to the Western Marketplace yet?

Complete the Western Marketplace Access Form

Sign up for a Training course. Upcoming classes are listed under Business & Financial Systems on the HR Training page.

Once you've been given the appropriate system access, you'll be able to use the Western Marketplace to make purchases for your office or department.

Is your purchase going to be more than $10,000?

Departments are required to consult with Procurement prior to making a financial commitment over $10,000. Orders that are over $10,000 require a competitive bid process. The competitive process involves procuring a minimum of 3 competitive quotes for the goods/service in question.

If you are planning a purchase over $10,000 contact us in Procurement as soon as you have finalized your need. The earlier we are involved in the process the better deals we can get you

In addition, these competitive quotes are required to be a sealed bid process. If over $100,000, the bids get posted onto the Washington Electronic Business Solution (WEBS) site for vendors to access and respond. Sealed bid process is only for $100,000 and over. 

If your good/service is not available via the Viking Market, you may need to create a contract. You can learn more about this procurement type on the Contracts page here.