Training

My LINC Procurement Training

All U-M employees who purchase goods and services on behalf of the university must complete the following eLearning courses in MyLINC to obtain access to the transaction types in M-Pathways: 

  • PRE101 Fundamentals of Procurement is the prerequisite to all other Procurement eLearning courses.
  • PRE103 Non-PO Voucher – used as a method of payment, primarily for reimbursements. It is not a method for ordering goods and services. Users must complete eLearning course PRE103 to obtain access to create Non-PO Voucher transactions.  
  • The M-Pathways eProcurement Requisition (ePro req) is used to order goods and services in M-Pathways through the purchase order process. There are three types of ePro requisitions:   
    • PRE104 Special Request ePro req – used for one-time purchases from suppliers that do not have contracts with the University, and to create a “release” (order) against an M-Pathways contract. 
    • PRE105 M-marketsite ePro req - used with the University’s online catalog ordering system to place orders from suppliers that have negotiated pricing with the University. 
    • PRE106 PeoplePay ePro req - used to pay an individual for non-appointment related services

Additional Procurement Services Training and Informational Opportunities 

M-marketsite Training

Step-by-step job aids and simulations via the My Learning & Information Center (MyLINC) are available to assist you with navigating the site. 

The ITS Service Center provides tier one support for M-marketsite, including basic navigation walkthroughs and troubleshooting. Contact the ITS Service Center at (734) 764-4357 or email 4HELP@umich.edu

Procurement Services staff is available to do on-site training for departments and units. Email training requests to procurement.services@umich.edu or contact your Procurement Agent or buying team.  

Customer Forums

Each year, Procurement Services hosts informational customer forums on all university campuses. Attendees learn about procurement-related policies and procedures, and new technology or business process initiatives.

Presentations from past forums are available by request. Please contact Procurement Services at (734) 764-8212 option 2 or email procurement.services@umich.edu

Supplier Product Shows

Procurement Services sponsors Strategic Supplier Product Shows at various times throughout the year. Information on the product shows is posted approximately two months before the event on the Procurement Services website.  Email announcements are sent to university staff who are on the Strategic Supplier Program VIP mailing list. If you would like to be added to the list, please email strategicca@umich.edu.

 

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QUOTE TO ORDER (QTO) ONSITE TRAINING AVAILABLE!

Do you need help creating, approving or canceling a quote?  Do you need help maneuvering in QTO? 

If so, Procurement Services is available to offer on-site training on request.  We can tailor a presentation specific to your departmental needs and/or walk you through QTO with a hands on demonstration.

For training requests, please email QTO.support@umich.edu and you will be contacted within 24 hours for scheduling.  

 

Training Opportunities for Procurement Services staff 

View training opportunities here.

Buyer Interchanges 

Visit this site for an archive of Procurement training presentations held in 2008, 2009, and 2010. 

Procure to Pay ICUs 

In January 2012, Procurement Services launched a monthly program to review policies, procedures, and systems related to the “procure to pay” cycle, and to teach specific skills and techniques to staff in all core areas. The goal is to understand how we all help to “Make Blue Go” and to learn how our various jobs are interconnected.  

Class Information

Who: Procurement Services Staff
When: Monthly (Friday 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.)
Where: Suite 18 Wolverine Tower 

Procurement Services Procedure Manual 

Procurement Services has operating policies and procedures, guidelines, references, and job aids to assist Procurement staff with their responsibilities.