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.
Ann Arbor-based Conlin Travel will replace TSI-USA — formerly known as TravelFocus — as U-M’s official travel agency within Concur, the university’s automated travel and expense system, starting Dec. 2.
Faculty and staff who use Concur to book travel will not see any changes in the process as a result, and won’t need to re-create their travel profiles within the system.
Last month we advised you that without congressional action the federal government would stop selling helium in October. (See the original communication below for more information.)
Today we want to let you know that earlier this month President Obama signed a congressional bill that ensures an uninterrupted supply of helium from the Federal Helium Program.
Potential Disruption in Helium Supply and Impact on U-M (Sep. 25, 2013)
The U.S. Department of the Interior has advised us that—barring congressional action—the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will stop selling helium on October 7, 2013. The BLM is a federal agency within the Department of Interior that has oversight for the Federal Helium Program, which supplies more than 40 percent of the U.S. demand for crude helium.
The United States Department of State has issued a worldwide travel alert.
Watch a short video on Print Smart, a free service from the university’s Procurement Services Department.
When M-marketsite, U-M’s online catalog for ordering everything from office supplies and furniture to computers and lab equipment was introduced to the university community in 2003, many of the technological tools that we now take for granted didn’t even exist.
We want to alert you to an active email scam involving purchase orders and request for product quotations that purport to originate from the University of Michigan but are in fact fraudulent.
Important travel news (March 25, 2013)
Automatic U.S. federal spending cuts, dubbed “sequestration,” could begin affecting travelers — including those traveling to the U.S. from abroad — very shortly. Please be aware of the airport security and Customs delays you soon may face.