Latest Procurement and Supply Management News

Small-Dollar / Single Procurement Threshold Update

Effective immediately, in response to the change to the small-dollar / single procurement threshold as defined in policy 3-100 and rule R3-100D, UShop workflow has been modified. Requisitions for non-restricted goods or services that previously were paused for procurement review … Continue reading

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Glendon Mitchell Retirement

We would like to announce the retirement of our dear friend Glendon Mitchell, Director of Procurement. Retirement is a time to look back with satisfaction, look ahead with anticipation, and it is a time to fill each day with enjoyment. … Continue reading

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KN95 Masks Available

Thanks to a decision by University Administration, General Stores has KN95 masks available at no charge to University Departments and Clinics. These are currently on a weekly allocation at five (5) boxes of 50 individually wrapped masks per department. More … Continue reading

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Gift Card Purchases and Requirements

The University has created a Gift Card Procedure surrounding the purchase and control of gift cards purchased by campus and hospital departments. P3-100D Gift Card Purchases and Requirements is effective January 15, 2022 and can be found in the Regulations … Continue reading

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Purchasing and UShop Winter Break Notice

During the campus closure from December 24, 2021 through January 2, 2022, please note the following applying to Purchasing, UShop, Contract Management, and PCard: UShop punch-out/catalog purchases, PCard transactions, and other non-restricted transactions under the small purchase threshold ($5,000) can … Continue reading

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Temporary Move – Purchasing, UShop, PCard, and Contracts

Along with several other buildings on campus, the first floor of the Park Building flooded the night of August 1, 2021. Several offices were impacted, including Purchasing. Fortunately, Accounts Payable only received water damage to a small area. Effective Monday, … Continue reading

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Vice President (or designee) Approval Required on Expenditures Exceeding $10,000

In response to the directive dated April 29, 2020, issued to the President’s Leadership Council from President Watkins and Senior VPs Reed and Good (read here), the Purchasing Department has implemented new procedures and processes to address required vice presidential … Continue reading

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Select Market Conditions Updates

Medical Supplies Many types of facemasks, antiseptics and other Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) medical supply items are in limited supply and contracted vendors are allocating, placing items on backorder, or rejecting orders. Some vendors are not allowing new customers at … Continue reading

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Fiscal Year 2020 Year-End Procurement Submission Dates

The last day of the University’s fiscal year is June 30, 2020. Procurement transactions required to be completed prior to the end of FY 2020 are subject to the due dates described below. The dates shown below are estimates and … Continue reading

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Purchasing Department Buyer Changes

Employee Retirement We’re both saddened and thrilled for him to announce the retirement of Bob Tiney, a buyer in the Purchasing Department. His last day at the University is January 15, 2020. Bob has been a valued and vital member … Continue reading

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