News

On May 2, 2017 desktop receiving will be enhanced in the E-Pro system accessible through Employee Self-Service.  The improved functions were designed based on campus feedback and focus group input.
eBuy provides a streamlined ordering process that provides both time and cost savings to the University of Iowa  and is one of the University’s preferred methods of procurement. We are happy to announce that on Tuesday April 11th, we will be hosting an eBuy Fair.
The Board of Regents implemented purchasing policy changes on July 19, 2016.  While the ePro system, Purchasing webpages, online policies and procedures, and online training are being updated, the major policy changes are highlighted in the 2 documents linked below.  The changes include an increase of the bid threshold from $25,000 to $50,000. 
The CDC is warning women who are currently pregnant or trying to become pregnant to consider avoiding travel to your destination country due to a current outbreak of the Zika Virus, a mosquito-borne disease that may cause birth defects.
The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) has signed a contract with CIBT Visa Services to provide passport and visa services to the University of Iowa and other CIC institutions.  The agreement with CIBT provides several benefits to UI faculty, staff and students requiring visas, passport renewals, or other travel document services. 
The University of Iowa recently launched an accounts payable solution to pay our suppliers with automated Visa card payments, called Payment Plus. Our goal is to optimize our commercial card program in order to improve process efficiency and working capital management, as well as reduce the cost of processing check transactions.
Departments on campus have been receiving toner deliveries from suppliers like Virtual Data Inc. and Data Copier Products Inc.
New contract rates are available on our website.
We want to alert you to an active email scam involving purchase orders and request for product quotations that claim to originate from the University of Iowa but are in fact fraudulent. While the university cannot prevent this illegal activity, we will actively work with law enforcement to investigate these fraudulent email contacts.