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. These policies seek to:

  • Achieve the best value purchases in a fair and impartial manner.
  • Safeguard University assets from fraud and theft.
  • Comply with federal, state and local regulations.
  • Advance the University’s goal of improving environmental performance.
  • Provide opportunities to diversity suppliers.

COVID-19 Policies or Standards & Guidelines:

Purchase, Pay & Travel Policies

Ethics Policies

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to a high standard of ethics and responsible stewardship in all endeavors, including those involving purchasing and payments. In addition to all University employees, suppliers and service providers play a vital role in upholding the University’s reputation for excellence and are expected to uphold high ethical standards and follow all applicable laws. Review the following policies:

University-wide Policies and Procedures

For a full listing of University-wide Policies and Procedures, visit the Office of Policy Development and Management’s site. This listing includes all the above policies plus all other University-wide policies.