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Reminder:
Purchasing Fundamentals Training is Online

In response to the Voluntary Early Retirement Program, many employees are taking on purchasing responsibilites for their departments.

Online Purchasing Fundamentals Training is available anytime and provides a quick start to help you or your staff prepare for your new roles as departmental purchasers. See below for further details:

 

Course Format:

This course is only offered online. You can take this course anytime.

Who Should Attend:

Faculty and staff who are responsible for purchasing goods and/or services for their departments.

How to Register:

Email Cathy Lewis at clewis@cfo.pitt.edu for login information.

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to attend Online Purchasing Fundamentals.

Completion of Online Purchasing Fundamentals satisfies the prerequisite to attend PRISM Purchasing and PantherBuy training.

 

This online course covers the basic purchasing process, which includes identifying a need to purchase products or services, communicating with potential vendors, placing an order and/or writing a contract, handling discrepancies and paying vendors. Participants will gain an understanding of the various University purchasing methods and initiatives such as requisitions, purchase orders,PantherBuy, and the Channeled Spending Program. The series also addresses University purchasing policies and approval authorities as well as the responsibility of the department purchaser to follow University policies and procedures. Participants will learn how to lower the total cost of ownership for all University purchases and how to utilize the support services offered by the Purchasing Departments.

Since this course is offered online, participants are able to take it at their convenience.

Completion of Purchasing Fundamentals Training satisfies the prerequisite to attend PRISM Purchasing and PantherBuy training. Note: PantherBuy Shoppers are exempt from this prerequisite.

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