Purchasing Goods and Services
The Tufts Purchasing Office facilitates procurement of goods and services for the Tufts community.
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
- Order goods and services online from preferred suppliers in a one-stop sourcing, ordering, and payment system. The Marketplace can be used for purchases up to $5,000 without Purchasing Office authorization, and payment can be made using department IDs or grants.
- Complete an application form to begin using the Marketplace.
- Log in to Tufts Marketplace
- See the Marketplace user guide for more information.
Procurement MasterCard (PCard)
- Pay immediately for purchases up to $5,000 from any supplier that accepts MasterCard.
- Apply for a Procurement Card
- Learn more about Procurement Cards policies and procedures.
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.
- Pay for travel-related expenses with a Tufts Corporate Travel Card or through reimbursement (via e-Expense).
- Learn more about travel expenses.
- 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
- The Procurement Office has a dedicated team to help manage goods and services for on-campus facilities and construction projects.
- Learn more about facilities and construction purchasing.
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)