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Purchasing

UM Procurement is a division of Management Services within the Office of Finance of the ɫƵ.  It encompasses multiple functions – Purchasing/Procurement; Contracting; Operations; Distribution and Logistics; Surplus and Asset Management, and Finance Support.

The function of the UM Procurement office is to administer the acquisition process for goods and services for all departments across all business units in accordance with the responsibility and authority delegated by the University’s Board of Curators. 

Procurement Guidelines

https://umsystem.edu/ums/fa/procurement/procureguide

Commodity Assignments

Strategic Sourcing Specialists have commodity-based assignments for PO processing, bidding, and other contract work.   Below is the list of commodity assignments.  Work is assigned based on the commodities regardless of which campus the SSS resides. https://umsystem.edu/ums/fa/procurement/commodities

Contract Information

The ɫƵ has negotiated contracts that are accessible by any department on any campus.  Access the below list for commonly used contracts. 

https://umsystem.edu/ums/fa/procurement/contracts

In addition, the University also belongs to several Group Purchasing Cooperatives/Consortiums, which allows us the ability to access their portfolios of existing contracts.  You can view the most commonly used cooperative agreements at the bottom of the contract page. Contact the specific Strategic Sourcing Specialist for additional information.

Additional information:

 

Other resources:

Construction vs Maintenance Guide  - This guide will help make the determination if a project should be handled by Maintenance or the Construction area.

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Reviewed 2023-09-19