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Dept 3605

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-5233

Fax: 307-766-2800

Public Purchase

The University requires biding when goods and services are anticipated to surpass certain dollar amounts. In those cases, bid requests are prepared and posted online through Public Purchase. Suppliers are able to view current open bids/proposal requests by clicking here. However, details about these bids/proposal requests do require registration with Public Purchase– there is NO COST for this registration! 

Getting Started:

Step 1 – Register for Public Purchase

Step 2 – Activate Your Public Purchase Registration

Step 3 – Select the University of Wyoming within Public Purchase

Step 4 – Check back routinely to view all open bid/proposal requests 

Guides to using Public Purchase:

Registering with Public Purchase

Submitting Proposals on Public Purchase

UW Supplier Announcement

Managing my registration

Classifications within Public Purchase 

Supplier Preferences:

Preference shall be allowed in the purchase of materials, supplies, equipment, machinery, or provisions provided by bona fide Wyoming residents when such materials, supplies, equipment, machinery or provisions are of quality equal to those offered by an out-of-state vendor. Such preference shall be five percent (5%) (Wyoming Statue 16-6-105)  However, preferences shall not be given in violation of any Federal law, rule or regulation.  Whenever Federal laws are applicable, Federal laws shall supersede any State laws.

A 10% preference is granted the resident printer bidding on printed needs of any department of the state.  This statute requires one year of residence and printing plant in actual operation in the state, and 75% of the work must be performed in that plant, for the bidder to qualify for the preference (Wyoming Statute Section 16-6-301, Laws, Rev. 1997).

Suppliers must have a current Wyoming residency certification on file with the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services at the time of the bid submission in order to qualify for resident preference.  Inquiries regarding obtaining a residency certification number should be directed to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Labor Standards Office at (307) 777-7261.  The Department of Workforce Services certifies residency and enforces the preference law. Residency Certification can be applied for online




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Dept 3605

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-5233

Fax: 307-766-2800

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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