Procurement Services

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.

In the Spotlight 

Fiscal Year 2022 Year-End Close Dates

The University of Chicago’s current fiscal year (FY22) will end on Thursday, June 30, 2022.  Finance & Administration is providing the following guidance to encourage accurate accounting and transaction processing during the year-end close. For any questions, please contact the Shared Services Service Desk at 773.702.5800 or online at Click here to obtain a copy of the year-end closing dates.

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 (, if there is no primary home address or the address is incorrect, submit a GEMS Maintenance Form to (!/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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