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.

For supplier inquiries and payments, please reach out to the Shared Services Help Desk at (773)702-5800 or by using the Ask A Purchasing/Payment Question form found in the Service Now portal.

In the Spotlight 

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 launched on October 1, 2022.  Read More

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.

View the news archive for past announcements.