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Update on ePro and Purchasing During COVID-19

April 24, 2020

As the University continues to respond to the Coronavirus pandemic, we understand that research and remote instruction are continuing, and departments need supplies and research materials to be delivered in a timely manner. Please take the following into consideration:

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. 

ePro for Home Delivery

March 23, 2020

In response to the large section of the workforce that has been forced to work from home due to COVID-19, Procurement Services has worked out an arrangement with two of our contracted vendors, CDW-G and Staples, to provide equipment and supplies to home addresses.

Handling ePro Deliveries When Buildings Are Closed

March 20, 2020

We have been in touch with many of our ePro suppliers and, as of today, they are continuing to deliver their merchandise to the campus. Some building doors are locked to those without key card access, so we are asking building managers to post signs outside the building to tell the delivery person who to call for deliveries/where to leave deliveries.

Google Chrome

February 24, 2020

Google has released a new Chrome version 80 (Stable), and this includes changes to the browser cookies behavior. This update may impact your punchout experience with ePro suppliers. Please use Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) instead.

eProcurement Order Limit Increase for Scientific Suppliers

August 21, 2019

To:  University Business Managers, Campus Unit Finance Leads, Research Administration Support Group (RASG), Res_Info Listserv From: Troy Morse, Director of Purchasing Services Effective Aug. 22, Procurement Services will increase the purchase limit for many scientific suppliers to $25,000 per order … Continued

eProcurement Order Threshold Phased Increase

June 5, 2019

In order to encourage broader use of competitive-bid contracts, Procurement Services has decided to increase the ePro ordering threshold for select ePro vendors from the current $5,000 per order limit to $25,000 per order.