Buyway is Miami's online marketplace. It allows you to purchase goods and services and request payments. Buyway provides easy access to multiple supplier catalogs with University-negotiated pricing, and a comprehensive workflow tool for electronic purchase approvals.

Buyway can be used for multiple types of transactions:

  • Granting prizes, awards, scholarships, or stipends to individuals.
  • Purchasing office and lab supplies, and making technology purchases.
  • Requesting a bidding opportunity and submitting contracts for review and approval.
  • Creating a Purchase Order (PO) and paying suppliers and individuals for goods or services.
  • Reimbursing and refunding individuals for expenses that are not related to travel.


To become a Buyway Requestor or Approver, you must complete training. We offer training for both new University employees and student organizations.

You can complete training by self-enrolling in the appropriate Canvas course:

Buyway Training (New Employees)

Buyway Training (Student Organizations)


Almost all transactions in Buyway will require some sort of supporting documentation. Access resources for the following tasks:

Review the Handbook

Purchasing Handbook

Use of Buyway is subject to Strategic Procurement's Purchasing Handbook. 

Request Buyway Access

Access Request

Complete a Buyway Security Request to become an approver or requestor in Buyway.

Practice in Buyway Test

Buyway Test

Use Buyway Test to develop new features and test hypothetical transactions.