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.


New Procurement Services website enhances buying experience

Procurement Services recently launched a new website that includes a number of features intended to make purchasing easier and faster for the university community.

New federal regulations for procurement coming in FY 2017

The University of Michigan will be implementing new federal regulations for procurement on July 1, 2016, the start of fiscal year 2017.

New resources available in Concur!

Based on feedback from the university community, Procurement Services has introduced a number of resources to make our employees’ travel experience easier, faster, and more flexible when using Concur.

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

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.

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. 

Shared Services Center Opens

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

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