Purchasing Goods and Services


The Tufts Purchasing Office facilitates procurement of goods and services for the Tufts community.

Getting Started

The procedures and policies for purchasing goods and services at Tufts are dependent on two main factors: 

  • How the purchase is made
  • The total cost of the purchase

Purchasing and Paying

Tufts Marketplace


Procurement MasterCard (PCard)


Electronic Requisitions & Purchase Orders (eREQ)

  • The Tufts online requisitioning system (eREQ) is available to place an order and have a Purchase Order created for it.  This is generally used for vendors who are not listed in the Tufts Marketplace or who cannot accept MasterCard. An eREQ must be created before a purchase order can be issued.
  • Complete an application form to begin using eREQ.
  • Log in to eREQ
  • See the eREQ user guide for more information.  


Travel-related Expenses


Interdepartmental Purchases

  • Interdepartmental Requisitions (IDRs) are used to pay for goods and services ordered from other departments within Tufts. 
  • Learn more about IDRs.
  • Request an IDR directly from TSS.


Facilities & Construction


Software & Technology Purchases

  • When considering a purchase of new software or technology equipment, please contact Tufts Technology Services to discuss options and availability.


Large Purchases (greater than $10,000)

Additional Purchasing Resources

Getting Help