News

Tony Burger named director of procurement services

Tony Burger has been selected as the university’s new director of procurement services. Burger’s appointment was effective Dec. 1. He has served as the interim director of procurement services since June 2018.

Burger is responsible for a number of essential universitywide functions, including purchasing, travel and expense, strategic sourcing, printing, copying and mailing, and property disposition. Procurement Services is part of U-M’s Finance Division.

Life Sciences Suppliers Show

Procurement Services will be hosting a Life Science Supplier Show on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm in NCRC – Bldg. 18, ground floor atrium where vendors will be on hand to discuss their product lines and exhibit new items. Attendees can also learn about improved discounts negotiated by Procurement for research reagents such as antibodies, recombinant proteins, ELISA kits and multiplex assays.

Brian Smith named associate vice president for finance

Brian T. Smith has been named associate vice president for finance for the University of Michigan.

His appointment, effective July 15, was approved Thursday by the Board of Regents. Smith succeeds Nancy Hobbs, who retired from the university last November. Read entire article.

Update on Strategic Supplier Program

U-M’s Strategic Supplier Program offers the university community pricing discounts on a variety of products and services, including office supplies, lab equipment, and computers. On an annual basis, the program saves units across the university millions of dollars.

In addition to pricing discounts, the Strategic Supplier Program includes a two-percent program fee that is charged to participating suppliers. This program fee has been used to fund the cost of the Strategic Supplier Program, which includes, among other things, software, hardware, and personnel.

2019 Strategic Supplier Product and Services Shows - Save the Dates

The annual strategic supplier shows will be held in March, April, May, and September 2019. These popular shows are open to all employees and students. See the Events page for specific dates and locations. This is your opportunity to:

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