Purchasing Services

Purchasing Services provides management oversight and facilitation of all University of Minnesota purchasing processes to insure integrity, economy, efficiency, and accountability. We provide sourcing, bidding, and troubleshooting assistance to all University of Minnesota colleges and departments. It is our responsibility to ensure that University of Minnesota stakeholders (general business community, targeted group businesses, citizens of Minnesota, etc.) are considered in all purchasing policies and practices.

Our major responsibilities are:

  • Purchasing of goods and services
  • Bidding
  • Accounts payable
  • Travel
  • Procurement Card (PCard)
  • Co-ownership of the U Market tool for commonly used goods and services

These sites are available for more information:



Beth Tapp


Staff List & Organization Chart

Phone: 612-624-2828
Fax: 612-624-3410
Email: purchase@umn.edu

Business Processes & Functions


EX02 Processing Expense Reports - My Wallet
EX80 Batch Processing
EX90 Integration


PO99 PCard Application & Configuration
EX02 Processing Expense Reports - My Wallet

Purchasing and eProcurement

PO02 Requisitions Functionality
PO03 Purchase Order Functionality
PO04 Procurement Contracts Functionality
PO05 Receiving Functionality
PO06 Year End
PO07 WorkCenter
PO80 Batch Processing
PO90 Integration
PO99 PCard Application & Configuration
PO99 The U's ST-3, W9 tax forms