University of Pittsburgh
Guide to Purchasing

The Purchasing Department has developed several guides, tools and checklists to assist you with understanding the University’s purchasing process, and ensure all of your purchases are done in an efficient and effective manner.

The Guide to Purchasing provides instructions for purchasing various commodities at the University. Included are instructions on goods and services from both external suppliers as well as internal University departments.

If you need assistance from Purchasing Services, please submit an inquiry at Purchasing Inquiry .

NOTE:  Effective November 15, 2010, Procurement Specialist assignments have changed.  See the Realignment Directory to find the Procurement Specialist assigned to your RC or the Procurement Specialist assigned to manage a specific supplier’s University-wide contract. 


Purchasing Methods for Goods
Purchasing Methods for Services
Purchasing Methods for Event Agreements


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Updated: 11/15/2010


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