The Change Order Request form in UShop has been updated and will be released on 4/27/20. The new format is more clear and concise and requests the necessary information required for the review and approval process.
A reorganized shopping dashboard, rearranging the existing content you already know in a way that places the most commonly used items in the top portion of the viewing space. If you prefer the previous shopping dashboard, you may switch back to it, or can toggle between them. If there is something you’d like to see on the dashboard, please let us know.
Ability to add Additional Approvers into requisition workflow in UShop, independent of GFA approval. This could be useful, for example if the specific items in your cart require review by a subject matter expert, or as a way to add another layer of approval to your order, improving internal controls. This feature may also be useful for individuals who submit requisitions into workflow but those individuals also have GFA and their orders auto-approve. This feature forces a stop at another person for review.
As the calendar year closes, the Purchasing Department requires any procurement needs* requiring a purchase order by December 31st to be submitted in UShop by December 13, 2019. Please note this does not pertain to punch-out orders and requests under $5,000.00.
Please contact the Purchasing Department at x1-7241 with any questions. Thank you!
(*Excludes processes requiring 30+ days for completion, including requests for proposals (RFPs) and multi-stage bid processes.)
The Purchasing Department is offering a new procurement training opportunity focusing on the Multi-Stage Bid and Request for Proposals (RFP) processes. This training will help department employees prepare and better understand these two common processes for procurements when criteria other than just price are important for consideration.
These training sessions will last for one hour and will be held in the Purchasing office every other month, with the first session on September 17th at 10:00 am.
Please share this information with others in your department that may be interested. Sign up via the Purchasing home page through the icon titled: Procurement Training Opportunities or from the link below.
2. Add an individual as an Ad-Hoc approver to requisition workflow
This feature allows you to add an individual, in addition to GFA approval, to the requisition workflow. Once this individual is assigned as an Ad-Hoc approver, their approval is required. This can provide an increased level of internal controls to any order you choose.