New Buying Blue resources available to U-M

Procurement Services is pleased to announce the launch of two Buying Blue resources for the U-M community. The new online resources for this important initiative will assist in keeping our community informed and up-to-date on all things Buying Blue. A new Buying Blue...

Bid limit to increase in 2024

The U-M Board of Regents recently approved an increase to the university’s formal bid limit for goods and services from $10,000 to $75,000. Due to federal regulations, however, U-M’s bid limit is currently capped at $50,000. In the near future, we’re going to...

Fly America Act requirements for federal funds

The Fly America Act requires that flights purchased with federal funds be flown with a “U.S. flag” air carrier service. One of the benefits of booking in Lightning is that flights that are allowable under the Fly America Act have an icon to indicate they...

New European travel authorization requirements

Two different travel authorizations will soon be required for travelers—who do not need a visa—to travel to select European countries. 1. European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) Travel Authorization Starting in 2025*, U.S. passport holders—along...

Concur Introduces New Visual Design Theme

Beginning 10/02/2023, Concur will update the visual theme of the signed-in web experience for SAP Concur and the mobile app. The new SAP Fiori® with Horizon visual design theme will include improved design consistency, light mode, dark mode, and high contrast theme...

New National/Enterprise rental car contract

Effective September 1, 2023, the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) contract with National Car Rental and Enterprise Rent-A-Car changed. Select features and updates from the new BTAA contract with the car rental companies are noted below: Business use Negotiated rates,...

New faces onboard in Procurement Services

Lisa Koors, PCard coordinator, joined the PCard team in July. Lisa comes to us from Northern Kentucky University’s Procurement Department where she was a buyer/PCard coordinator and—before that—Procter & Gamble, where she worked with its corporate card...