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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.

March P-Card Reconciliation Deadline Extended

March 20, 2020

We are extending the reconciliation deadline through March 29 for the P-Card billing cycle which ended March 13, 2020. Typically, transactions must be reconciled by the 20th of the month or the first business day following, but we are extended the deadline through end of the day on Sunday, March 29, 2020.

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.

COVID-19 Campus Procurement Guidelines

March 19, 2020

In response to the current unprecedented situation resulting from COVID-19, the University is assessing its financial situation and identifying approaches to address emerging challenges.