The University’s implementation of the Uniform Guidance Procurement Standards will become effective July 1, 2018 in conjunction with updated federal government regulations.
In an effort to improve efficiency and expenditure oversight, the federal government is updating its procurement guidance for institutions that manage federal funds through grants and contracts. The most visible aspect of the changes is an increase to the purchasing thresholds for competition and documentation requirements.
BuySite is scheduled to be reconfigured on Monday, February 26, 2018 to implement announced enhancements. These include realigning of approval structure to ensure purchases are approved by an FAS account Authorized Signer and implementation of new digital forms.
In preparation for BuySite enhancements taking place, we encourage users to take the self-guided online training courses called What’s Changing in BuySite, which is available on Canvas for Requesters and Approvers.
If you submit requests to purchase goods or services, we recommend you register for the What’s Changing in BuySite—Requesters course. If you approve these requisitions, we recommend you register for the What’s Changing in BuySite – Approvers course.
February 2018 BuySite Enhancements
Procurement Services and the Shared Services Office are partnering together to rollout enhancements to BuySite workflow and forms in February 2018. In advance of any system changes, more information will be distributed via email in early January 2018 regarding training registration and support resources.
The overall process for creating orders will not materially change. These changes include:
1. Workflow Updates – Change the approval workflow for all BuySite orders
Attention UChicago BuySite Users!
On Saturday, October 21st the URL address of the BuySite login website will be changing in order to migrate to the university’s single sign-on functionality to further enhance network security and protect our information.
What does this mean for you?