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Preferred Suppliers

The WPI procurement office is the only department authorized to negotiate and implement Master Agreements. These agreements are umbrella contracts related to purchases from a particular supplier and include pre-negotiated pricing, terms and conditions. Suppliers with Master Agreements are considered WPI preferred suppliers and provide the lowest price on most commonly purchased items.

There are WPI preferred suppliers with catalogs featured in Workday. All WPI buyers are strongly encouraged to use WPI preferred suppliers. Procurement encourages the purchase of environmentally friendly products and supplier diversity. WPI promotes local and regional small business participation, including women and minority-owned companies.

WPI Supplier Registration

If products are not available from a preferred or current supplier, new suppliers must complete a Supplier Registration Form(PDF) and attach the appropriate IRS form. The next step is to “Create Supplier Request” in Workday. Upon approval, the new supplier will be available in Workday. If the purchase is subject to competitive bidding and the supplier is identified as a sole source supplier, additional documentation is required. See Bids/Quotations.

How to Become a WPI Supplier

Suppliers interested in doing business with WPI should contact procurement at lcolella@wpi.edu. Please include a summary or link outlining your products and/or services, contact information, and note all local and national purchasing cooperative agreements and affiliations.