Buying Blue

Buying Blue, a new initiative from Procurement Services, was designed to promote best practices, create efficiencies, and maximize resources on the Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Flint, and Michigan Medicine campuses.

This innovative outreach approach includes procurement buying reviews as well as networking and training opportunities—all designed to help the U-M purchasing community support the institution’s missions of education, research, and patient care.

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Buying Blue has three components

Community of Practice

A UM-wide forum for procurement professionals to build community and share knowledge.


UM-wide training opportunities to promote end-user success.

Partner Engagement

Department-specific procurement reviews to discuss current and upcoming activities and cost-saving initiatives.