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DDD – Purchasing Thresholds and How to Build a Better Requisition

August 9, 2022

To help campus adjust to new purchasing benefits and opportunities, the Purchasing Services team held a webinar to educate users on the new purchasing environment. If you were unable to attend, or you would like to review the information, you can access both the slides and the webinar on the ConnectCarolina user information page.

Increase of Small Purchase and Informal Bidding Thresholds

July 1, 2022

Recently, the state of North Carolina updated its small purchase and bidding thresholds in administrative code 01 NCAC 05B, which resulted in a significant rise in these thresholds. To align our policies, we have updated the 1200 policy and procedure series — which cover the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s purchase of goods and services.

The News You’ve Been Longing to Hear is Here

April 12, 2022

UNC Surplus Store will be reopening its doors next Monday, April 18, 2022, resuming its former hours of 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.  (Please note we usually close from noon-12:30 p.m. daily for lunch).

Revisions of Waiver of Competition Policy, Procedure and Form

October 15, 2021

In order to streamline the process of requesting a waiver for competition and increase internal controls with our auditing processes, the Department of Purchasing Services has revised 1232.1.1f – Customer Request for a Brand/Specific Waiver of Competition to allow for space in the form to include the statement of justification. This will eliminate the need to submit a separate justification memo on department letterhead.

New! Waiver of Competition Form

October 15, 2021

The Department of Purchasing Services has recently updated 1232.1.1f – Customer Request for a Brand/Specific Waiver of Competition form to streamline the process and increase internal controls with our auditing process.

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.