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Strategic Procurement is a unified shared system-wide service. The organization consists of three functional units: Procurement Operations, Procurement Services, and Strategic Sourcing with staff located at both campus and system offices with emphasis on ensuring effective campus-based presence. Strategic Procurement is responsible for obtaining maximum value for University expenditures, including expenditures on goods, services, and travel – and to provide effective user-friendly services, systems, and tools to assist University staff in obtaining those goods, services and travel.
Information for University Employees
- New Travel and Expense Reimbursement System
- Brief Video Demonstrations Showing How To Do the Most Essential Actions in the Concur System
- Up-To-Date Tips and Tricks for Travel and Expense Reimbursement System Users
Communication and Support:
- Communication and Support Contacts
- Short’s Travel Contact Information
- Athletics Travel FAQs
- TSA Pre Check Changes
- Information on Insurances Offered Through the Travel Card
- Automatic Common Carrier Travel Accident Insurance
- Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver
- Travel and Emergency Assistance Services
- UMS Travel Account Change Request
- UMS Travel Card Application 022015
- UMS Travel Card Limit Change Request 052015
- NEW! Travel and Expense Reimbursement System Training Site
- Concur Basic Training/Boot Camp Webinar
- Travel and Expense Reimbursement System Presentation (improved closed captioning coming soon!)
- Polycom Recording – Augusta, Maine, April 29, 2015
- Travel and Expense Reimbursement System Presentation PowerPoint Slide Deck
- The “Beyond the Basics” PowerPoint slides.
- The recorded “Beyond the Basics” webinar on YouTube.
- A “Viewing Guide” to help you view only the webinar sections and topics that interest you!
- 7 Important Areas to Update in Concur Profile Settings
- Brief Travel and Expense Reimbursement video demonstrations
- Reminder: After you are logged into the Concur system, the full Concur Training Site is available at: https://www.concursolutions.com/expense/client/view_training.asp
For federally funded projects, the University of Maine System will continue to follow the existing Procurement Standards, found in Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-110 until the end of its fiscal year ending June 30, 2016.
Information for Vendors
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Read about the Strategic Procurement transformation plan and progress.