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


September 7, 2020

Event Cancellations & Virtual Events/Conferences During COVID-19

The following information provides guidance on both canceling in-person events and hosting a virtual/hybrid event due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

August 19, 2020

Purchasing PPE and COVID-19 Mitigation Supplies

The requirements and process outlined below will ensure the most efficient and cost-effective access to these supplies as well as proper accounting for potential Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act cost recovery

August 19, 2020

COVID-19 Mitigation Supply for General Office Use, Available from SUPRA

A supply of the following COVID-19 mitigation supplies, which are specifically dedicated for the University, are available to order from University-wide contracted supplier, SUPRA. These COVID-19...

August 13, 2020

New University-wide Contracted Supplier: Cintas

The University of Pittsburgh has established an agreement with Cintas for a variety of COVID-19 mitigation solutions and other similar products and services. The following are some examples of...

August 13, 2020

Product Delivery Updates for: Apple, Dell & CDW-G

View updates related to product delivery, which have been impacting by COVID-19, from Apple, Dell and CDW-G.

June 12, 2020

Matheson Gas COVID-19 Update

As industrial gas end-users plan for the research restart, we ask you to consider the following...

June 11, 2020

New University-wide Contracted Supplier Providing GLP Compliant Study Services

In conjunction with the Office of Research Protection, we are pleased to announce a University-wide Contracted Suppliers agreement with Charles River Laboratories (CRL) for the conduct of Good...

May 28, 2020

FY20 Departmental Closing Schedule

The close of Fiscal Year 2020 is approaching. Please refer to the ...

May 28, 2020

FY20 Fiscal Year Forced Expense Reconciliation

This message is intended for all University Travel Card cardholders:

It is critical to the University’s financial statements that all expenses are properly recorded as University...

May 27, 2020

Additional Purchasing Control for Non-Research Purchase Greater than $100K

Effective by July 6, 2021, the additional Ad Hoc Approver purchasing control described below will be eliminated, returning to the prior workflow. 

We are asking units to closely review...

May 27, 2020

New Platinum Level Contracted Supplier for Management Advisory Services: Huron

We are pleased to announce that following a thorough bidding and negotiation process guided by representatives from each...

May 12, 2020

Supplier Requirement: Provider Covenant to Comply with COVID-19 Policies & Procedures

To ensure the health and well-being of the Pitt community and our suppliers, the Provider Covenant to Comply with COVID-19...

April 22, 2020

Travel & Expense Management Newsletter: Spring 2020

Read the Spring 2020 Travel and Expense Newsletter which includes the following topics: expenses related to COVID-19, travel guidance during COVID-19, unused airline tickets, and more.

April 16, 2020

Payment Processing Audit by Broniec Associates

Payment Processing is conducting an audit of our disbursement process with an outside firm, Broniec Associates. Part of the audit is requesting statements of open items from our vendors. This...

April 3, 2020

Sanitizing & Disinfecting Products Currently Unavailable Through Supra/Office Depot

Due to extraordinarily high demand for sanitizing and disinfecting products as a result of COVID-19, Supra and Office Depot are unable to fulfill University orders or backorders for such items....