See latest COVID-19 impacts related to Purchasing, Payments & Travel


October 3, 2022

Introducing: OneCard to Replace the Travel Card & P-Card

We are excited to announce the upcoming launch of a solution intended to streamline and simplify making University purchases using a credit card. Beginning November 2022, the current...

September 19, 2022

New User Interface for Concur Beginning October 1, 2022

Beginning October 1, 2022Concur will feature the NextGen User Interface (UI) for expenses. The...

September 14, 2022

Apple Product Lead Times + Price Increase for Paper Products

Please review the following important updates related to price increases for paper products from SUPRA/ODP Business Solutions and increased lead times for certain Apple products from SHI:

September 9, 2022

Staff Update Impacting Conferences & Events

Please review the following which is intended to inform you of a staffing update in Purchasing Services, impacting conferences and events:

Melissa Vrana has accepted a Procurement...

August 26, 2022

Announcing PrintGizmo for Print & Graphic Design Orders

The launch of PrintGizmo’s punchout in the PantherExpress System has been delayed slightly and we will share information about a new launch date as soon as possible.


August 26, 2022

Update: Contacting Purchase, Pay & Travel Customer Service

Purchase, Pay & Travel Customer Service has temporarily suspended answering incoming phone calls effective August 25, 2022. You can continue to contact us by submitting an...

August 26, 2022

Update: Dependent Care Reimbursement with Externally Funded Awards

In January 2022, we shared information to clarify the University’s current policies and processes related to dependent care reimbursement. This was in response to some external funding agencies,...

August 10, 2022

Improved Travel Booking Process

Booking travel through Concur and leveraging negotiated rates available through...

August 1, 2022

Delivery Location for Matheson Gas Orders

We wanted to inform you that Matheson Gas has several new drivers delivering to the University of Pittsburgh. To ensure that orders of gases...

July 18, 2022

New Ink and Toner Recycling Program

A new ink and toner recycling program is now available! This exciting new program is offered by SUPRA Office Solutions, the University-wide Contracted Supplier for office supplies, in...

July 1, 2022

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 weekly email series, What to Expect...

June 24, 2022

University-wide Contracted Suppliers for Print & Graphic Design + PrintGizmo

Printing Services recently shared that the University is discontinuing onsite printing operations through the Print Shop as of June 30, 2022, based on the environmental impact and continued...

June 20, 2022

Changes to Check Printing, Foreign Supplier Payments & Digital Payments

We recently partnered with JP Morgan Chase as the University’s new bank. As a result, there are some exciting changes coming that will continue to increase efficiency in sending payments to...