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To: University Business Managers, MOU Financial Leads, Finance Council Members, Research Administrative Support Group Members
From:   Martha Pendergrass, Director of Procurement Services

Need to know the how to obtain goods or services greater than $5,000?
Want to know the difference between an RFP (Request for Proposal) and an IFB (Invitation to Bid)?
Wonder from which company to make bulk paper purchases?
Want to find out how to return unwanted merchandise or equipment?

The Procurement Services team has answers to these questions and more in an upcoming two-hour session, “Procurement 101,” which will cover all the basics you need to know to successfully make a purchase at Carolina.  We will share upcoming initiatives and year-end requirements, and will have experts on hand to answer your specific questions.

The session is open to any campus staff or faculty member interested in the procurement process, and will take place from 9 – 11 a.m., Tuesday April 18 in the Redbud Room at The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, 100 Friday Center Drive in Chapel Hill.

See the attached flyer for more details about this event.

Light refreshments will be provided.  Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.  No reservations are necessary.

Questions?  Contact Tracey Wiley at or 919-962-6286. We look forward to seeing you April 18!

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