420 Oak Street
Prakken Building 250
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2020
Phone: (231) 591-2165
Fax: (231) 591-3902
Welcome to the purchasing learning resources page. Below are some helpful resources to make purchasing for the university easier and more efficient.
|Banner 9 Keyboard Shortcuts||This document shows key strokes that help with navigating banner more quickly.|
|Banner Screens||This page shows helpful banner screens for navigating purchasing.|
|Definition of Goods and Services||This form helps to describe the difference between goods and services.|
|Frequent Requisition Questions||This page has frequent questions and answers about requisitions.|
|FY22 Year End Town Hall Session Recording||This video explains the important dates relating to the fiscal year end.|
|Process Flow Summary Page||This page helps to describe the purchasing requirements in a simple one-page form.|
|Purchasing Townhall 2021||This is the video from our Purchasing Townhall in 2021. This video goes through steps in the purchasing process, and it includes some helpful tips.|
|Requisition Training Video||This video will walk you through the steps of writing a requisition.|
|Requisition Training||Review of Purchasing functions and policy implications.|
Budgets are tight, but we are here to help! Here are some strategies that can help you save your department money:
Group Purchasing Organizations (GPO) help organizations combine spend to negotiate competitive pricing.
|Group Purchasing Organization||Contract Categories|
|Athletics & Recreation, Construction, Facilities, Food Services, Interiors, Office Equipment & Supplies, Sciences/Research, Services, Technology, Travel and Transportation Services.|
|Consulting, Dietary, Housekeeping, Laboratory, Maintenance, Medical/Surgical, Office, Pharmacy, Staffing, Therapy Services.|
Banking and Insurance, Clothing, Communications, Cybersecurity Services & Software, Equipment Contracts, Facilities, Fuel, Healthcare, Vision, Dental and Pharmacy Benefits, IT Products and Services, Laboratory Supplies, Marketing and Advertising, Medical Supplies – Services, Office, Printing, Public Safety, Software, Vehicles/Tires/Parts.
|Academic, Student Health, Property Insurance, Technology.|
Business & Education Solutions, Facilities, Food, Furniture, Information Technology, Parks & Recreation, Public Safety, Fleet, Medical.
|Sourcewell||Administrative Services, Construction Contracting, Construction Equipment, Facilities (MRO), Fleet & Related, Food, Grounds & Ag, Health & Sciences, Insurance Solutions, Office & Technology, Parks, Recreation & Athletics, Public Safety, Public Works, Roads & Airports.|