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


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

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 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 28, 2020

FY20 Departmental Closing Schedule

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

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...