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June 1, 2023
FY23 Departmental Closing Schedule + Important Reminders
With the close of Fiscal Year 2023 approaching, the following important information includes: details about the departmental closing schedule, reminders about federal government’s Uniform Guidance...
June 1, 2023
What To Expect When Traveling: Travel Tips
As you may be aware, the travel industry is currently experiencing increased volume and prices, limited flight options, and evolving COVID-19 regulations. A regular email series, What to...
May 31, 2023
FY23 Fiscal Year End Reminder: Purchasing Gifts with University Funds
With the fiscal year end approaching, we want to provide you with an important reminder regarding the purchase of gifts, awards, and prizes using University funds and federal grant funds for...
May 26, 2023
Vitalant Price Increase for Buffy Coat
Vitalant, a supplier of blood and blood products, has increased the price of Source Leukocytes (Buffy Coat) from $176.20 to $375.00 effective May 5, 2023. This price adjustment...
May 17, 2023
Resolved: PantherExpress System Approval and Email Notification Delays
On 5/17/23 PantherExpress System Solutions was aware of an issue with system related emails in ...
May 16, 2023
Travel & Expense Management Newsletter: Spring 2023
Welcome to the Spring 2023 Travel & Expense Management Newsletter! We plan to share these newsletters on a quarterly basis moving forward.
Travel & Expense Management Lunch...
May 15, 2023
Supplier Spotlight: Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
In recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month this May, we are featuring two suppliers which are Asian American and Pacific Islander-owned businesses:
May 11, 2023
Contracts+ Enhancements & Scheduled Downtime
We are excited to share that enhancements to the Contracts+ module in the PantherExpress System will be implemented at the end of next week and users need to be aware that Contracts+ will be...
May 5, 2023
Vincent Payment Solutions Transition to New Cash Card Provider
The Vincent Payment Solutions system is used for paying research participants and individuals for...
May 2, 2023
New University-wide Agreement with Contract Research Organizations
To facilitate our faculty’s ability to enter into a contract with a Contract Research Organization (CRO), the Office of Research Protections, in cooperation with the University’s Purchasing...
April 26, 2023
FY23 Expense Report Forced Reconciliation - Fiscal Year End
University Travel Card and/or OneCard cardholder are responsible for reconciling all charges on their Travel Card/OneCard in Concur.
Information about the Forced Reconciliation of...
April 25, 2023
SUPRA/Office Depot Price Reduction for Aspen 30 Paper
SUPRA and ODP Business Solutions, a University-wide Contracted Supplier for office supplies, has reduced the price...
April 24, 2023
Supplier Spotlight: Celebrate Earth Month with Polycarbin
The University of Pittsburgh is committed to environmental stewardship through sustainable purchasing, conservation, and construction designed to conserve natural resources and preserve the...
April 14, 2023
Updated Wire Transfer Instructions and Form
The following is an update and provides the latest information regarding wire transfers as the transition to our new banking partner, JP Morgan Chase, has increased the necessity to make wire...
April 12, 2023
Action Requested for former P-card Cardholders
As a reminder, OneCards replaced the former P-cards and University Travel Cards at the end of 2022. There are two action items that must be completed by former P-card cardholders and their...