Procurement Services

Procurement Services serves the university community in the convenient and economic selection, acquisition, and utilization of quality supplies and services. This site integrates the policies and procedures, approved buying methods, and approved payment processes to reflect the procurement cycle. If you are new to the buying process, we recommend you begin by browsing the How to buy section.

Protected Health Information must be excluded from expense reports

To comply with the federal government’s Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Protected Health Information (PHI) cannot be included when recon

User interface on travel and expense system has been upgraded

Concur, the university's travel and expense system, has a new upgraded user interface as of January 26.

New Procurement SPG offers more flexibility and protection

A new Standard Practice Guide covering various aspects of U-M's procurement process includes an increased bid limit, a defined signature authority system, and measures to manage institutional risk.

The new SPG took effect Jan. 1 and was approved at the December Board of Regents meeting, replacing a policy originally issued in 2004.

Shared Services Center Opens

The Shared Services Center handles accounts payable, accounts receivable and certain human resource-related functions, like benefits transactions.

Special SOPP Announcement

Effective 8/1/2014: Procurement Services has negotiated Strategic Supplier Agreements with the following suppliers as part of the Strategic Offset Printing Program (SOPP) for Print, Mail, and Digital Copies.  These contracts are good through 5/31/2017. 

Federal Government Regulations Result in Changes to PCard Application

Beginning July 16 2014, JP Morgan—the bank that provides PCard services to the University of Michigan—is  requiring that applicants for new PCards provide their date of birth, home address and country of citizenship.

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