About Us

Purchase, Pay & Travel is the consolidated web and customer service resource for the Purchasing Services, Payment Processing & Compliance, and Strategic Sourcing & PantherExpress System Solutions teams. This site provides operational guidance for: the buy-to-pay process, including our cloud-based purchasing and invoice system, PantherExpress; travel and expense management, including the cloud-based expense and travel management tool, Concur. We strive to:

  • obtain the overall best value for University-wide purchases of goods and services
  • provide an efficient, effective, and streamlined process of making purchases, tracking payments and booking travel
  • assist departments in complying with federal, state and local laws
  • implement a system of sound internal controls, and monitor compliance
  • increase the purchase of products with a reduced or minimal environmental impact
  • provide opportunities for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE's)
  • provide excellent customer service

Organizational Charts

The Purchase, Pay & Travel team is comprised of individuals from multiple departments: Purchasing Services, Payment Processing & Compliance, and Strategic Sourcing & PantherExpress System Solutions. Review the Organization Charts for a full list of team members who support the University's purchasing, payment, and travel functions.

Procurement Specialist RC Assignments

The Procurement Specialist Responsibility Center Assignments provides a listing of Procurement Specialists, the Responsibility Center they are assigned to assist with purchasing related requests, and their contact information.


All University of Pittsburgh procurement activities are subject to the University’s policies and procedures. All University employees who initiate, influence or approve purchase and payment transactions are responsible for understanding and complying with University policies.

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