Q. Who do I contact when I have questions about purchasing an item?                                                                                          Contact eproc@wpi.edu or call the procurement office at extension 6568, 5893, or 4922. We may also be reached individually via email as follows: mbrunelle@wpi.educajohnson@wpi.edu, or lcolella@wpi.edu.

Q. I created a Purchase Order in Workday, then received an invoice, what do I do with the invoice?
When there is an existing PO in Workday, and you receive the invoice(s), you do not create a supplier invoice in Workday, you need only to email the invoice to Accounts Payable at accountspayable@wpi.edu.  Please reference the PO number and state the Supplier name.

Q. What do I do if a supplier I wish to use isn’t listed in Workday?
Please provide the supplier with our WPI “Supplier Registration Form”, which has links to the Tax certification forms required.  Once the supplier returns the completed documents to you, you will then “Create a Supplier Request” in Workday. Procurement will complete the supplier record in Workday, and notify you accordingly so you may place your orders.

Q. Why do I need to consult procurement to identify a supplier when I know best what goods and services I need? 
The procurement office is a resource to assist you with identifying suppliers to obtain the best value. As the end user, you possess the utmost understanding in regards to your needs and specifications.

Q. Why do we bid on products and services? 
The bidding process is used to ensure that WPI receives the best prices for quality goods and/or services. Enabling suppliers to compete in an unbiased and open manner secures our receiving the best possible value.

Q. I understand WPI is Tax Exempt. Where do I obtain the Tax Exempt certificate?
Contact the Procurement or Controller’s office.