If you haven’t used UT’s new e-procurement system yet, now is the time.
The UT Market Place allows departments to order office supplies, computers, scientific equipment and airline tickets from 24 vendors using a single sign-in and shopping cart—and soon will be the only way to receive UT’s negotiated pricing with Staples, Fisher and other vendors.
Certain departments may still need to contact suppliers directly for specialized items. However, placing orders through the UT Market Place better enables UT to analyze items purchased and negotiate additional discounts.
Special pricing on Apple, Dell and PCS computers currently is available for an upgrade program underway at UT Knoxville. By placing orders through the UT Market Place, all UT campuses and institutes are eligible to take advantage of the savings.
Southwest Airlines and Delta also offer discounted pricing. To book a flight with either airline, a personal credit card is required and reimbursement is subject to UT’s travel policy. As a reminder, first- and business-class tickets will not be reimbursed.
More than 9,000 orders have been placed since the UT Market Place launched in July. Delta is offering two free tickets to anywhere in the 48 contiguous states to the person who completes the 20,000th transaction.
To access the UT Market Place for work-related purchases, follow these steps:
- Download the latest Chrome or Firefox browser.
- Enable pop-ups in your security settings.
- Sign in through the IRISWeb website using your NetID and password.
- Click on the “Shop” button at the top of the screen. The Market Place will open in a new window.
- Click on the “Training” link in the upper, left-hand corner if you’re new to the system and would like a tutorial.
All employees are able to sign in and place needed supplies in a shopping cart, but only those approved to make departmental purchases can complete orders.
Questions can be directed to campus and institute purchasing offices or the UT System Office of Procurement Services at 865-974-3311 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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