News from Procurement & Business Services

Procurement and Business Services has decided to move the ImageNow upgrade launch to late October 2022. This will give the team time to implement a "disaster recovery" process for the ImageNow servers which will enable Georgia Tech to respond to unplanned and disruptive incidents and resume key operations in a timely and effective manner...
The University System of Georgia (USG) and State Accounting Office (SAO) have advised that employees can be reimbursed for the incidental portion of the per diem when the travel location is outside of the Continental United States (OCONUS).  This includes all foreign locations, Hawaii, Alaska, and the US territories of Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, and American Samoa...
The University System of Georgia (USG) recently implemented a new assessment process for ensuring that data security is accounted for in the establishment of all Institute supplier contracts. The process introduces a new assessment intake inform and contract checklist that satisfies requirements outlined within Section 3.4.4 the University System of Georgia’s Business Process Manual (BPM). When sharing data with a supplier the requestors must complete a Supplier Contracts Assessment Intake Form and Contract Routing Checklist when attempting to create or renew a supplier contract...
Georgia Tech does not currently have an active contract for charter bus services. The Georgia Tech Purchasing Team is available to provide guidance on a case-by-case basis for any department looking to procure these services...
The Institute has been notified by the State Accounting Office of an increase in mileage reimbursement rate effective July 1, 2022.
We are quickly approaching the year end close out for fiscal year 2022. Please be reminded of the following deadlines to ensure timely payments. It is imperative that the following deadlines are adhered to...
The Institute has been notified by the State Accounting Office and the University System of Georgia of an increase in the Per Diem allowance within the State of Georgia, effective February 1, 2022...
Effective January 4, 2022, all users who request to have the RQ Reviewer or Cost Center Manager role will need to complete both Procurement training courses before the role request will be approved...
Georgia Tech Procurement & Business Services has been advised by the Georgia Department of Administrative Services, State Purchasing Division (SPD) that contract negotiations with United Parcel Service (UPS) are ongoing. The previous agreement expired on November 27, 2021. State customers, including Georgia Tech, have been moved to UPS’s published commercial pricing schedule and terms...
WebNow requires the Internet Explorer browser with Java enabled. Due to security concerns with Internet Explorer and Java, OIT provides a virtual desktop environment called MyCloud to safely use it...
Purchasing is hosting regular Virtual Office Hours to help answer any questions that our campus partners have about current or future Procurement needs. The Virtual Office Hours will be setup by commodity for the general campus and by lab for GTRI...
Effective Monday, February 1, 2021, Georgia Tech will raise the “no-bid” limit for the purchase of goods and services (not covered under a GT or State Contract) to $24,999...
Institute management would like to provide guidelines to the campus community for payment or reimbursement of meals for virtual meetings, events and celebrations. The intent of existing policies is to pay for or reimburse for meals that would allow work, a meeting or an event to continue when food is not readily available...