Procurement Services provides integrated solutions to enhance the University's Procure-to-Pay experience. This includes establishing contracts, creating purchase orders and administering the credit card program, travel services and other specialized campus programs.
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GEMS Policy Change
Beginning January 1, 2023, unreconciled GEMS card expenses older than 60 days will result in suspension of GEMS card (this previously happened after 90 days), and unreconciled GEMS card expenses older than 90 days will result in expenses being considered taxable income to the employee (this previously happened at 120 days).
New Concur User Interface...Next Generation
New Look for GEMS
The continued evolution of the Concur Expense user interface experience is the result of thoughtful design and research that provides a modern, intuitive and streamlined experience for creating and submitting expense reports.
When is it coming?
The Next Generation Expense User Interface will launch October 1, 2022. Read More
BuySite COVID Catalogs
Thank you for your support over the past two years! The internal COVID catalogs have been decomissioned. Please order general use items (masks and cleaning supplies) from the ODP Solutions LLC punchout and scientific items (gloves and other PPE) from Fisher Scientific punchout catalog.
ODP Business Solutions, LLC formerly known as Office Depot
We would like to announce the launch of ODP Business Solutions, LLC formerly known as Office Depot. The company has a new logo, colors, and URL as part of the ongoing evolution of the company’s brand. ODP Business Solutions, LLC can be found on the BuySite homepage under Administrative Products & Services with gold letters “ODP” and a blue background captioned (Office Supplies).
Renewal – GEMS Cards
JP Morgan Chase will automatically process and mail out your GEMS renewal card 6 weeks prior to the card expiration date. Your current card remains active until the last day of the month of the expiration date. The card will be mailed to the home address on your GEMS Application within GEMS Apply. Please review your GEMS application at (https://gemsapply.uchicago.edu/), if there is no primary home address or the address is incorrect, submit a GEMS Maintenance Form to (https://gemsapply.uchicago.edu/gamm/#!/cardChange) to update your home address, you may state in the comment field “I have not received my renewal card”. The Shared Services Office will update your card profile and have the card re-sent to your home address.
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