Supplier Resources

EFFECTIVE AUGUST 2021: U-M updated its face-covering policy. All students, employees, and visitors—regardless of vaccination status—must now wear a face covering when on the Ann Arbor, Dearborn, or Flint campuses. This policy also includes U-M’s off-campus properties and public transportation system. Face coverings are not required outdoors on U-M’s campuses. Please ensure that you and your employees follow the face-covering policy as well as complete the ResponsiBLUE screening check before entering U-M campuses.

Procurement Services is committed to building and maintaining a mutually beneficial business relationship between the university and its many suppliers. 

  • We help prospective suppliers by identifying potential opportunities, sharing their information with university departments, helping them understand university policies and bidding procedures, and resolving any issues involved in the procurement process.
  • We help departments by identifying qualified bidders, preparing competitive bid documents, coordinating the bid process, and analyzing supplier bid responses.  

PLEASE NOTE: Even if you’ve been contacted directly by a faculty or staff member, make sure to get in touch with the appropriate Procurement Team as soon as possible, and before any goods or services are contracted for. Following university process and policies will save time and effort.

ALERT: Fraudulent Purchase Order Email

We want to alert you to an active email scam involving purchase orders and request for product quotations that purport to originate from the University of Michigan but are in fact fraudulent.  While the university cannot prevent this activity, we can share some common traits or themes of these fraudulent emails that may help reduce risk to your company in becoming a financial victim of this scam:

  • The email message may be poorly written, with misspellings and awkward sentence structure
  • The sender's email address or website link are not authentic to the University of Michigan (all U-M email addresses and websites end in
  • The message requests shipment of products to non-University of Michigan addresses
  • The message may include an attachment that is designed to look like a purchase order, may include a logo or other graphic, and a signature that may look legitimate.

If you believe you have received a fraudulent email that appears to be from the University of Michigan, you may forward it to Procurement Services at to verify its legitimacy before responding to the email or filling the order.  You may also contact Procurement Services by phone, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm at (734) 764-8212, option 2.

Procurement Services and the university value our partnership with you - and appreciate the very important role you play in providing goods and services to our faculty, students and staff in support of their academic, research, and patient care endeavors.