Doing Business with the University

Thank you for your interest in becoming a University of Utah supplier.

The University of Utah utilizes State of Utah and NASPO ValuePoint cooperative contracts for commonly purchased items and services. Please contact the State of Utah Division of Purchasing for information on becoming a State of Utah or NASPO ValuePoint contractor.

Additionally, the University seeks opportunities to purchase high quality and competitively priced goods and services from Small Businesses, Minority-Owned Businesses, and Women-Owned Businesses. The University has a robust Small Business development program. Please contact our small business liaison for more information .

For products and services not covered by current State of Utah or NASPO ValuePoint cooperative contracts, suppliers are encouraged to contact the University of Utah Buyer that is responsible for the commodity area (see Purchasing Department contact page). Prospective suppliers are encouraged to send an introduction letter to University of Utah Purchasing along with information such as a current catalog and pricing information.

The University of Utah Purchasing Department has partnered with BidSync, an online e-procurement bidding service, to distribute and receive bids, RFP’s, and other solicitations. As of June 1, 2018, the University of Utah Purchasing Department will be transitioning from SciQuest (Jaggaer) to Bid Sync for all publicly posted solicitations.

In order to access the University of Utah Purchasing Department’s procurements online, you must register as a vendor on the BidSync site under BidSync Links, which is the only free product for the University of Utah.

If you require assistance during the registration process, you may contact BidSync Customer Support at 800-990-9339 or

Registration, email notifications, and electronic responses for all University of Utah Purchasing Department solicitations will be free of charge. Please note that free registration is limited to procurements conducted by the University of Utah Purchasing Department, University of Utah Planning Design & Construction and University of Utah Health Purchasing.

During the registration process, you will have the opportunity to choose commodity codes for the products and services that match your firm’s area of business. This will limit the email notifications to just those solicitations for the commodities for which you have registered.

At any time you may view solicitations in BidSync by proceeding to

Vendors and suppliers that have completed their registration with BidSync will have the ability to securely submit online responses to open solicitations. Registered vendors and suppliers will also receive automatic updates regarding amendments to solicitations and questions.