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.


Based on coronavirus guidelines from university administrators and public health officials, the  Fall UM-NCRC Show—scheduled to take place on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, has been canceled.

ExpenseIt from Concur is now available for U-M employees.

ExpenseIt from Concur is now available for U-M employees.  This feature enables you to take a picture of a receipt on your iPhone or Android mobile device and automatically create an expense line.  For more information, please check out ExpenseIt Implementation on the Travel & Expense Page.

Concur Updates its Mobile App Version Policy—May 2020

Concur — the travel and expense system used by U-M— has updated its version support
policy for its Mobile App. Beginning May 2020 with version 9.79, Concur will support only the
current version of its app. If you have a version that is seven versions or older, you will be
redirected to your app store to download the most current version of the app before being able to log in.