Purchasing Fundamentals Training is Now Available Online


University of Pittsburgh departmental purchasers play a major role in procuring goods and services.  As a prerequisite to attending PRISM Purchasing and PantherBuy training, you are required to complete Purchasing Fundamentals training unless you are a PantherBuy Shopper

Purchasing Fundamentals training provides you with the following information:

  • University policies for purchasing goods and services

  • Your roles and responsibilities as a departmental purchaser

  • The structure of Central Purchasing Department and its programs

  • How best to utilize the Central Purchasing Department as an assistive resource in your purchasing role

  • The purchasing process (step-by-step)

  • How to avoid common purchasing problems

Purchasing Fundamentals training has traditionally been offered several times per year as a live presentation through the Faculty and Staff Development Program for University Business and Financial Services.  Now the course is also offered online and you are able to take it at your convenience.   

Completion in either format (in-class or online) will satisfy the prerequisite to attend  PRISM Purchasing and PantherBuy training. 

Email Cathy Lewis at to register for the online version of Purchasing Fundamentals training.  Once you are registered, you will receive login information via email.   



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