Purchasing Services provides management oversight and facilitation of all University of Minnesota purchasing processes to insure integrity, economy, efficiency, and accountability.
Regents' Policy requires that individual purchases and contracts valued
at $1,000,000 and over be presented to the Regents for approval after
the bid / proposal process has been completed and prior to making
the purchase or contract.
Special consideration MUST be given when departments purchase certain items. For more information on Restricted Commodities/Special Services and Allowable Expenses, choose the appropriate link below.
U Market Supplier Showcase
This spring we will host a U Market Supplier Showcase, featuring a majority of U Market suppliers (and many of their manufacturers). U Market demos and additional information will be available as well. Details and times are listed below:
May 15 from 10 am - 2 pm, Commons Hotel (East Bank campus, near the McNamara Alumni Center)
May 16 from 10 am - 2 pm, St. Paul Student Union
Spend Wisely. Shop Smart. U Market.
For more information on U Market, go to http://umarket.umn.edu
Travelers now have the ability to take advantage of the University's discount with Delta by booking their airfare on Delta.com. In order to receive the University contracted rates travelers must enter Delta.com through the links provided on the Travel Services website either from the FAST TRACK on the Travel Services home page or by clicking on Travel Reservations and Delta. Any changes to tickets purchased through Delta.com must be made directly with Delta. Delta discounts are available for both business and personal travel. Discounts range from 2% to 10% depending on the location and fare class purchased.
For more of what's happening in the Purchasing Department, read the Dollars & Sense Newsletter.
As of December 2012, the Strategic Sourcing Program has partnered with University stakeholders to implement over $7.6 million in annual savings. View the latest Strategic Sourcing Savings Dashboard.
Take a look at the Strategic Sourcing update in the latest Dollars & Sense newsletter.
Contact Linda Woock if you are interested in receiving Spend Analysis reports for your college or business unit.
Cliqbook is available for any of your travel booking needs. Choose Online Reservations for more details.
MBid - University Bidding Tool
As of January 3, 2011, MBid replaced the BIS (Bid Information Service) system. Go to MBid for more information and registration.
The University of Minnesota formal purchasing bid threshold for goods and standard services is $50,000. Go to Bid Threshold for more detailed information.
Enterprise Financial System - Purchasing: Forms and How To Documents
For more information, go to EFS - Purchasing
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