January 2024

U-M's expense reporting system to be upgraded this summer

Procurement Services is partnering with the Shared Services Center (SSC) to upgrade U-M’s expense reporting system to a new software solution called Chrome River, with a targeted go-live date of August 1, 2024. The current expense reporting system, Concur, will be retired on September 30, 2024. Read more about the Chrome River implementation here.

New, easier-to-use Sole Source Justification Form now available

Procurement Services recently launched a new, enhanced version of the Sole Source Justification (SSJ) form. The updated form is easier and more convenient for the U-M purchasing community to use, with fewer questions and a streamlined signature process. Read more about the new form here.

Help evaluate U-M's shipping platforms

As part of our ongoing effort to evaluate and improve service levels, we’d like to hear your viewpoint on the different platforms that U-M units use for business-related shipping. If you ship items or materials, click here to complete a short survey by February 16 about your experience. It will only take a few minutes and we appreciate your feedback!

Upgraded Find Products & Services Search tool offers several enhancements

The Find Products & Services Search tool on the Procurement Services website has a new, more user-friendly design that offers a variety of benefits to visitors, including filtered results, simplified display for contract information, and featured contracts. Read more here.

Watch the January Buying Blue CoP webinar recording and read the Q&A

More than 600 people attended the latest Buying Blue Community of Practice webinar. Watch the recording, read the Q&A, and learn more about the latest presentations here.

DYK? Property Disposition is here to help!

Does your department have unneeded or obsolete computers, equipment, or furniture you'd like to dispose of? Property Disposition is responsible for the disposal of all U-M property designated as surplus by units, per SPG 520.01 on Acquisition, Use and Disposition of Property. Examples include computers, lab equipment, and furniture. 

The department’s mission is to sell, recycle, or dispose of surplus equipment to the best advantage of U-M. In general, 90 percent  of all proceeds are returned to the department that’s disposing of the property. For more information on Property Disposition and the disposal process, visit this website.

New faces on board in Procurement Services

Procurement Services is excited to introduce our newest team members! Read more about the new faces that have joined the team.

Coming soon!

Projects currently underway that Procurement Services will be sharing updates on in the coming months.

  • Procurement Optimization Program
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