Procurement & Business Services
Purchasing, Travel, & Disbursements
Fiscal Year-End Coming Soon
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Procurement and Business services is excited to announce the newly awarded office supply contract with Staples/Summus (HUB Partner). The new contract was approved by the TSUS Board of Regents November 2021.
Purchasing Goods & Services
Our team aims to assist departments in procuring goods and services for the best value. We achieve this goal by providing vendor lists, invite departments to let us know about lower prices, and implement purchasing procedures.
Vendors must be registered or completed the Payee form to receive payment. Payments are disbursed within contract and invoice terms. If no due date or term is specified on the invoice, then payment is paid within 30 days, per the Prompt Pay Act.
Our team is responsible for directing activities related to contracts for the purchase of goods, materials, equipment and services. A contract manager will guide Contract/Evaluation Review Team throughout the process. Reach out to us to start the process!
Coordinate University-Sponsored Travel
Travel procedures vary based on traveler classification, funding source, and destination. Employees should review procedures before coordinating travel.+ More
Travel procedures are designed to achieve the maximum cost efficiency. Allowable travel expenses vary based on funding source. For institutional funded travel, employees can enjoy the benefit of the travel card, which eliminates the employee's upfront cost for specific expenses.
There are two types of travel reports, pre-approval and expense. These reports are a necessity to guarantee approval, encumbrance of funds, and reimbursement for expenses. The timeliness of these reports may impact your ability to travel or be reimbursed.
Build a Business Relationship
Our staff are committed to help all vendors succeed and have a mutually beneficial business relationship with the University. Learn about our open bids, request for proposals, vendor registration, invoicing, and payments.
To help vendors succeed, our team has implemented an advocacy plan to promote business with Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB). Check out our strategies to help you succeed.