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


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 &...

February 22, 2022

SUPRA/Office Depot: Product & Next Day Delivery Updates

Please review the following important updates related to products and next day delivery available from University-wide Contracted Supplier, ...

February 18, 2022

Lead Times for Pipette Tips from Mettler-Toledo Rainin LLC

Due to the supply chain impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mettler-Toledo Rainin LLC continues to experience lead times on...

February 17, 2022

Resolved: Change Requests Error in the PantherExpress System

As of March 8, 2022, we resolved an issue with an error occurring when trying to submit a change request in the PantherExpress...

February 8, 2022

Azenta (formerly Genewiz) Duplicate Purchase Orders

Payment Processing is seeing invoices for Azenta (formerly Genewiz), a University-wide...

January 24, 2022

Dependent Care Reimbursement with Externally Sponsored Awards

Recently, external funding agencies, such as the NIH, have made certain types of dependent care expenses allowable on sponsored projects with the appropriate supporting documentation and subject...

December 6, 2021

New University-wide Contracted Supplier: America To Go

The University of Pittsburgh is excited to announce the launch of America To Go as a University-wide Contracted Supplier available...

December 3, 2021

Winter Recess 2021 Reminders & Hours

With the University’s Winter Recess approaching (December 20, 2021 – January 3, 2022), we wanted to provide a few reminders as well as the schedule for Purchase, Pay & Travel Customer Service...