Coronavirus Updates

On March 10, the Provost’s Office announced that “The University is suspending all nonessential international and domestic University travel” and “suspending University-sponsored events and gatherings of more than 100 people effective immediately through April 15.”

Please click here for UChicago Covid-19 travel advisories and updates.

Procurement - Please click here for the most often-asked procurement questions and answers in response to this announcement.

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 BuySite, Regular Purchase Orders and After-the-fact Purchase Orders are identified by having the initial “G” letter description followed by six digit number. Standing Purchase Orders are identified by having the initial "U" letter followed by a 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:

  • Commodity/SKU numbers
  • Category
  • Supplier
  • Advance Search
  • Favorites List

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.