The University of Chicago

Financial Services



BuySite, the University’s web-based, electronic Purchase Order system, is an application for creating, submitting, approving and tracking the status of Purchase Orders. In the eProcurement ordering application, purchase orders are identified by having the initial “W” letter description followed by six digit number.

BuySite, which uses a shopping cart methodology, allows users to select merchandise, review what they have selected, make necessary modifications or additions, and submit a request for the purchase of the merchandise in the cart. Users can shop for items by:

Other features include cart editing, requisition history, favorite’s management, PO tracking and email notifications. Departments are held accountable for the review of need, approval by account administrator, issuance and control of all electronic purchase orders.


News and Notices

 11/8/16 BuySite Weekend Maintenance - V16.3 Release

Beginning Friday, November 11, 2016 at 8pm (CDT) and ending Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 11am (CDT), BuySite will undergo maintenance and be unavailable for use as the system is upgraded to its latest version (16.3).


10/27/16: Apple Punch-out is currently down

Apple has reported that their punch-out site will be down until 1:30p Central Time. We apologize for the inconvenience, and will provide updates as the latest information becomes available.

9/13/16: Dell Punch-out currently down

Dell has reported content issues with our punch-out catalog. Currently, the site allows users to punch-out, however our standard configuration packages are unavailable for shopping as well other content issues. Dell is working to resolve his issue. Please continue to monitor the site, as the estimated time of resolution is still undetermined at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience, and will provide updates as the latest information becomes available.

8/26/16: Upgrade to Dell Punch-out Catalog

On August 26, 2016 Dell upgraded their Punch-out Catalog. The functionality of the site will remain the same but the home page will display a different look. Provided below are links to reference guides and information regarding the upgrade.
Dell PremierConnect (B2B) Reference guide
Dell PremierConnect Shopping and Ordering guide

If you have any questions regarding the upgrade, please contact the Procurement and Payment Services Help Desk at or (773) 702-3320.