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Purchasing Department

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The Purchasing Department is a unit of the Division of Administration and Finance reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance. It consists of the Purchasing Office and Accounts Payable Office. The Purchasing Department is responsible for procuring and disposition of all commodities and services for the University.

The mission of the Western Carolina University Purchasing Department is to support the central mission of the University by providing an efficient and effective procurement program in accordance with applicable State and University policies and rules. This mission is accomplished by providing the supplies, equipment, and services required by University faculty and staff when they are needed to accomplish their instruction, research, public service and support program activities.

The commitment of the Purchasing Department to realizing the optimum return in goods and services for each dollar spent in the procurement process contributes to the resources available to accomplish the University’s mission. Please be sure to review our Policies and Procedures Manual.

The Western Carolina University PCard is a credit card that can be used for WCU purchasing. You will find all the forms and documents related to the PCard below. If you need more information or have a question, please email or call 828.227.7203

To be enrolled in the PCard online training portal through Canvas email 

The Western Carolina University TCard is a credit card that can be used for WCU Travel.  You will find all the forms and documents related to the TCard below.  If you need more information or have a question about how this works and additional resources, please email

To be enrolled in the TCard online training portal through Canvas email

CataMart is Western Carolina University's eProcument System.
All requests for materials and services from commercial vendors or individuals must be submitted to the Purchasing Department electronically through the CataMart eProcurement System. Before you may access the system you must obtain a Banner Finance Account from the Controller's Office.  Once you have received confirmation from the Controller's Office that you have a Banner Finance Account, fill out the correct form below and email

If you have any questions email

Login to the CataMart eProcurement through myWCU, Quick Links.

CataMart Forms:

General Purchasing Forms:

For all check requests, petty cash and independent contractor forms please visit the Controler's Office.

UPS CampusShip is available for anyone to use on the campus of Western Carolina University. To request access, please fill out the form below and return it to

Login to UPS CampusShip.

Vendors who have been barred from doing business with the Federal or State Government. WCU cannot purchase from these vendors.

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