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


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

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

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...

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 9, 2020

Purchase Order Approval & Delivery Updates, Including Home Shipments During COVID-19

The University of Pittsburgh has taken additional steps that reduce the faculty and staff working on our campuses and...

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.