Latest Purchasing News

Catering or Conference: Simplified UShop Form

What is new? We have simplified the UShop process for obtaining a PO for single event catering and conference venues. Typically, users would use the Non-Catalog form to initiate these orders, but the new “Catering or Conference” form will improve departmental efficiency … Continue reading

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Attention PCard Users: Use UShop to order from catalog suppliers

UShop now has 17 Punch-out Catalogs! We are excited about the new UShop Marketplace that has been designed to make purchasing at the University more streamlined. The UShop team has worked diligently to get these 17 specific catalog suppliers set … Continue reading

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“Print & Carry” – UShop Replaces Limited Purchase Orders.

What did LPOs do before they were eliminated? Limited Purchase Orders (LPOs) were paper-based forms previously used by the University for small-dollar, local purchases of goods or services that are immediately available. LPO purchases were limited to a maximum of $5,000 per … Continue reading

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TV Specialists: New Punch-Out Supplier

We are pleased to announce TV Specialists as the newest punch-out supplier in UShop. AV Solutions available from TV Specialists TV Specialists – a Utah-based supplier, founded in 1953 – is a sales and service organization specializing in professional and consumer … Continue reading

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Real Property Leases: Create and Renew with UShop

What is new? The process for creating and renewing real property leases has been transformed from a paper-based process to a paperless process that is initiated through UShop. Please read our quick reference guide on creating and renewing your real property … Continue reading

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UShop Reminder: Paper Requisitions are being replaced; Learn more about Returns and Non-Catalog Orders

We have published an online timer so our users know when the next big change will be implemented and can make sure they are ready to use UShop for their purchasing needs! Beginning September 1, Purchasing will no longer accept … Continue reading

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UShop Replacing Paper-Based Processes – See Dates

Does your department use Proof Requisitions/Blanket Orders? (May also be referred to as Blanket Orders or Maintenance Agreements) All departments who have typically received Proof Requisitions, will use UShop to setup orders for fiscal year 2017. Those needing to initiate … Continue reading

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New Supplier Enablement Tool within CIS

The UShop Team is working hard to develop useful tools to partner with our current and future UShop users to address our supplier base.  Our objective is to increase the number of useful suppliers available in the Marketplace for both … Continue reading

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“Declining Balance PO” – New Default for Non-Catalog Orders

Introducing Declining Balance PO in UShop! Prior to UShop, paper requisitions generated “cost-based” Purchase Orders (POs). Cost-based, or “Declining Balance POs” are used to approve a specified dollar amount for purchase – against which the supplier can invoice one or … Continue reading

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Introducing the Buying & Payment Guide for ALL University Users

Financial & Business Services would like to introduce the Buying and Payment Guide – made to help all University users as we continue to expand and optimize UShop! This helpful PDF indicates the best methods departments should use when buying and … Continue reading

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