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


May 12, 2021

Changes to Blood Products from Vitalant

The following changes to all blood products purchased from Vitalant which will go into effect beginning June 1, 2021. As of this date, Vitalant will be changing its blood bags...

May 4, 2021

Travel & Expense Management Newsletter: Spring 2021

Read the Spring 2021 Travel and Expense Newsletter which includes the following topics: The University's COVID-19 Standards & Guidelines: Travel Management, expense processing reminders, unused airline ticket bank, Enterprise car rental, dates for the next  virtuallunch & learn, and more.

April 30, 2021

Important Information for Services & Honoraria Payments

The following information should help you identify whether a services or honoraria payment is the most appropriate payment method as well as the process to submit these two different types of...

April 28, 2021

Purchasing from Agilent Technologies

You are receiving this email because our records indicate that you have placed an order from Agilent Technologies using the Non-...

April 28, 2021

Vincent Payment Solutions

You are receiving this email because our records indicate that you have used Vincent Payment Solutions™ in the past. Effective as of April 1, 2021, Payment Processing is now managing Vincent...

April 2, 2021

New User Interface for the PantherExpress System

On November 15, 2021 (previously slated for July 1, 2021), a new user interface will be introduced in the ...

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...