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

The University purchased certain laboratory plasticware, which have been difficult to obtain due to the supply chain impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, to help supply research labs. These...

December 18, 2020

Supplier Update: PerkinElmer

PerkinElmer has informed Purchasing Services that the company has decided to terminate its University-wide agreement. Effective December 18, 2020, PerkinElmer is no longer a...

December 14, 2020

Cold Storage Equipment Lead Times & Laboratory Plasticware for Research

Cold storage products are becoming increasingly difficult to source in the domestic supply chain due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Demand for all types of freezers has grown significantly...

December 14, 2020

Reminder: Purchasing Gifts for Employees

With the holiday season approaching, we want to provide you with an important reminder regarding the purchase of gifts, awards, and prizes for employees using University funds and federal grant...

November 23, 2020

2020 Winter Recess Notice

With the Winter Recess approaching (December 21, 2020 – January 3, 2021),

Please consider the following when placing orders before the Winter Recess:

  • Be aware that...
October 27, 2020

Travel & Expense Management Newsletter: Fall 2020

Dependent on the University’s operational posture, approval is required for travel as outlined in the University’s Safe Travel Guidance and Requirements and Standards and Guidelines for Safe Mobility.

October 7, 2020

PantherExpress System Dashboards

On October 12, 2020, PantherExpress System Solutions will be updating the user interface in the PantherExpress System software. Several dashboards will be added that are intended to help...

October 5, 2020

New Punch-out for VWR

We are pleased to announce that the new VWR punch-out is now available on the PantherExpress System. This punch-out will provide our customers with online quote capability, UPS tracking,...

September 28, 2020

New Hotel Program

The Pay, Purchase & Travel team is proud to announce the expansion of the services Anthony Travel provides to the University of Pittsburgh. Effective September 28, 2020, Anthony Travel, in...

September 14, 2020

Supplier Update: Spok Mobile

Effective immediately, Spok Mobile is no longer a University-wide Contracted Supplier. Departments may continue to purchase directly from Spok Mobile with the same ordering and payment processes...

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

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 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 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.