Supplier Resources

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 policies and procedures will save you 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 umich.edu)
  • 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 our Procurement Services department at procurement.services@umich.edu to verify its legitimacy before responding to the email or filling the order.  You may also contact the Procurement Services department by phone, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm at (734) 764-8212, option 2.

Procurement Services and the University of Michigan 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.