Virtual Supplier Spotlights Information

The idea of Virtual Supplier Spotlights was developed to replace the in-person Strategic Supplier Product and Service Shows that haven’t been possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are the videos and related materials for spotlights that have taken place so far, as well as information on upcoming spotlights. If you’d like to receive an invitation to attend future spotlights, please contact Yuri Vertkin or Jean Hazzard.

New Concur User Interface Delayed Until 2022

Procurement Services has delayed the implementation of the new Concur user interface to 2022.   To learn more, click Concur System Improvements.

Dell is a new strategic supplier for U-M's computer hardware - Effective Jan 18

After an in-depth evaluation process by a cross-functional U-M team, Dell has been selected as a new strategic supplier for U-M's computer hardware. The new contract goes into effect January 18, 2021, and replaces the current HP contract.

The team that selected Dell was composed of representatives from the Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint campuses as well as Michigan Medicine and—collectively—is responsible for nearly 90 percent of the university’s computer hardware spend. Computer hardware includes laptops, CPUs, monitors, keyboards, and other equipment.

Significant savings expected as Staples takes over as U-M’s new strategic supplier for office supplies

After an in-depth evaluation process, Procurement Services awarded U-M’s strategic supplier contract for office supplies to Staples, effective November 1, 2020. A cross-functional team composed of representatives from the Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint campuses as well as Michigan Medicine and the Office of Campus Sustainability selected Staples, with a special focus on pricing and customer service. A webinar on the new Staples contract is scheduled later this month.  

Suppliers required to use ResponsiBLUE COVID-19 Screening Check at U-M

Effective immediately, all suppliers must use the ResponsiBLUE COVID-19 Screening Check before entering University of Michigan buildings and property. The requirement includes direct employees of suppliers as well as any other individuals—such as subcontractors or delivery people—that suppliers use when doing business with U-M.