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


May 2, 2022

Interim Process for Removing Foreign Transaction Fees

As was previously announced, the University is removing fees associated with its Travel...

April 26, 2022

COVID-19 Travel Booking Requirements Suspended & Fees Eliminated

As COVID-19 cases have decreased, the travel industry has experienced a surge as people resume traveling. Additionally, a labor shortage has further complicated travel with high airline...

April 22, 2022

Reminder: Expense Report Forced Reconciliation - Fiscal Year-End

University Travel Card cardholders are responsible for reconciling all charges on their University Travel Card in Concur. To ensure compliance and reconcile outstanding liabilities, Payment...

April 18, 2022

Contracts+ Launches May 1, 2022 + Training Videos & Resources

We are pleased to announce the upcoming launch of Contracts+ which will create a unified approach to purchasing and contracting for goods and services. Contracts+ is a module within the...

April 13, 2022

Reminder: Purchasing Gifts with University Funds

With the 2022 commencement and 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...

April 13, 2022

Improved Flight Search in Concur + Travel & Expense Management Lunch & Learn

Please review the following important information related to travel and expense management:

Improved Flight Search in Concur

Based on feedback from travelers on their flight...

April 1, 2022

SUPRA/Office Depot Price Increases Anticipated Beginning April 7

SUPRA/Office Depot, a University-wide Contracted Supplier for office supply products, notified us of upcoming price...

April 1, 2022

Important Travel Information: Booking Hotels for a Conference

This important update is intended to clarify and ensure that all University travelers are aware of what is permitted when booking a hotel stay related to a conference.


March 29, 2022

Matheson Gas Price Increases Effective April 1

We are aware that helium pricing has risen dramatically (over 96% higher than our current pricing) and availability has dropped as the world supply of helium has been affected by: plant fires and...

March 29, 2022

Important Update: Vincent Payment Solutions

The Vincent Payment Solutions system is used for paying research participants and individuals for...

March 16, 2022

University Spend Goals with Diverse & Local Suppliers + Resources

The University has established goals, as part of the Plan for Pitt, to support the community and economic development by increasing...

March 7, 2022

New University-wide Contracted Supplier for Apple Products & Services

Please review the following important updates related to purchasing Apple products and services:

  • Beginning March 14, 2022, SHI is the new University-wide...

February 28, 2022

Reminder: America To Go - Catered Food & Beverage Delivery

We want to remind you about America To Go (ATG), a University-wide Contracted Supplier introduced in December 2021....

February 24, 2022

Travel & Expense Management Newsletter: Spring 2022

Tips for Concur Report Reconciliation

When using the University Travel Card, we understand that navigating the long list of expense types can get overwhelming. Payment Processing &...