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Fraud Alert! We have received reports of fraudulent purchase orders being placed that appear to be connected to UNC. If you are a vendor or campus unit and need to validate whether or not a purchase order is a legitimate one from UNC, contact Please do not assume an error or ignore it. If you are a vendor and suspect you are the victim of a fraud attempt, contact your local authorities to file a police report. We appreciate your diligence in this matter.

Purchasing Services provides supply management support to University departments, with responsibility for the procurement of goods and services in excess of $540 million annually. For purchases over $5,000 and equipment trades and transfers, see also eProcurement and Materials Management.

All goods and services should be purchased using one of the University’s procurement systems: eProcurement, University storerooms or directly from the vendor using a purchasing card, purchase order, campus voucher or requisition. The Purchasing Method Selection Tool PDF (Onyen required) can help when deciding which purchasing method is most appropriate.

This department reports to Procurement and Strategic Operations.

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Troy Morse
Director of Purchasing Services
104 Airport Drive, Suite 2700
Campus Box 1100

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Fraud Alert – Purchase Orders and Supplier Phishing

February 3, 2021

A few cases of fraud attempts have been reported using fraudulent UNC Purchase Orders and forged signatures from employees of record at the university. In addition, we've had reports of supplier phishing requests. Please use diligence in protecting University resources.

Categories: Internal Controls News, Procurement News, Purchasing News

General Procurement Approval and Justification Process in Accordance with New Guidelines

March 25, 2020

We recognize that campus units are currently in extraordinary situations that may require a temporary change to purchasing processes. In order to facilitate approvals required in the COVID-19 Campus Procurement Guidelines released March 19, 2020, effective immediately, units must complete an approval form for all purchases greater than $50,000 and general procurement items which meet the criteria below. 

Categories: Operational Updates News, Procurement News, Purchasing News, ePro News