Procurement and Contracts

The University of Michigan-Flint Procurement and Contracts Department Core Functions:
  • Implement Proper Processes - Provide SPG Policies, practice and procedures.
  • Issue RFP/RFQ for Purchases $10,000 and over - All Purchases $10,000 and over must be processed and approved by Procurement.
  • Purchase Orders - For one time purchases.
  • Blanket Purchase Orders - Issue Purchase Orders to cover multiple purchases and/or invoices throughout the year.
  • Furniture Purchases - All furniture purchases require Procurement approval. (Regardless of cost.)
  • Process Peoplepay - Non-Employee for Service and Honorariums payments to individuals.
  • Agreements/Contracts with monetary amount require review and approval by procurement agents, regardless of dollar amount.
  • Non-Monetary Agreements/Contracts must be reviewed/approved by Procurement:
    • Non-Monetary
    • Monetary
    • Lease
  • Support and encourage business with local and diverse suppliers.
  • Invoices - Acquire departmental approval for all invoices over $10,000.
  • Reporting - Conflict of Interest and Non-Compliance to Board of Regents.
  • Training - Provide M-Pathway, M-Marketsite, and Peoplepay training on individual basis upon request.
  • Suppliers - Meet with prospective and existing, act as liaison for requesting departments for request or resolving disputes/issues.
Please note normal processing times for purchase orders:
  • Purchases under $10,000 without a contract 2 weeks or less
  • Purchases with a contract regardless of the cost, 30 days
  • Purchases $10,000 & over, are required per SPG to be competitively bid or identified as a sole source provider; allow 30 days for processing
  • For PeoplePay processing, or questions regarding PeoplePay, please use the following link                                 

Processing timelines may be extended if the supplier is not in the database, the supplier is not active and/or open for ordering, and if a contract requires Office of General Counsel review, edits, and/or acceptance by the supplier and University.