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


April 2, 2021

New User Interface for the PantherExpress System

On July 1, 2021, a new user interface will be introduced in the PantherExpress System. The new user interface...

March 31, 2021

Purchasing from New England Biolabs

To ensure the most efficient ordering process, please review the following guidance before purchasing from University-wide Contracted Supplier,...

March 25, 2021

Upcoming Webinar: Getting Started with Encore Group for Virtual Conferences & Events

Do you plan to host a virtual or hybrid conference/event? Learn how Encore Group (USA) LLC (formally known...

March 23, 2021

Unused Airline Ticket Bank & Travel Reminders

As all our campuses are now in the Guarded Risk Posture under the University’s operational postures, we...

March 18, 2021

New PantherExpress System Punchout for Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies, a University-wide Contracted Supplier, is now a punchout supplier in the...

March 15, 2021

Home Office Expenses & Taxation Resources

Given the extended period of remote work for many University of Pittsburgh employees during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, we are working on updating our policies to provide more comprehensive ...

March 12, 2021

Welcome to the new Purchase, Pay & Travel website!

The University of Pittsburgh’s buying & paying ( and travel & expense management ( websites have consolidated and are now: Purchase, Pay & Travel (...

March 9, 2021

Hosted Catalog Inactivated for Garcia Marketing

The University was notified that Garcia Marketing, a Non-Contracted diversity supplier, is no longer in business. As of February 24, 2021, their hosted catalog in the PantherExpress System has...

March 1, 2021

Upcoming Webinars: Getting Started with Accelevents for Virtual Conferences & Events

Do you have questions about how Accelevents, the University's contracted supplier for virtual conferences and events, can meet your event needs?  Please attend one of our upcoming webinars to...

February 25, 2021

Purchasing Guidance during COVID-19 Pandemic

As the University of Pittsburgh continues to monitor the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, the health and well-being of the Pitt community and our partners is a priority. The PantherExpress...

February 5, 2021

Reminder: Ordering Goods from ATCC

Before placing an order with American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) in the PantherExpress System, review the following important information:

When submitting a requisition to ATCC via the...

February 3, 2021

Purchasing Guidance: Bottled Water for the Pittsburgh Campus & Importing Goods

Please review the following purchasing-related guidance which may be helpful to you if you will be importing goods from outside of the United States OR if you purchase bottled water...

February 1, 2021

Travel & Expense Management Newsletter: Winter 2021

These guidelines have been approved by the Healthcare Advisory Group and the appropriate Sr. Vice Chancellors. All travelers should take a few moments to review these guidelines, not following the guidance can result in not being reimbursed.

January 26, 2021

Laboratory Plasticware Update

To help supply research labs, the University has purchased certain laboratory plasticware in bulk. These plasticware supplies, which are anticipated to be difficult to obtain for the near to...