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UMass Amherst Procurement Transition

The UMass Amherst Procurement Department has transitioned to the Unified Procurement Services Team (UPST) in the UMass President’s Office.

Go to:, or visit the UPST website for more information.

Email upst [at] for procurement assistance.


UPST Website is now Live: The website contains important and useful information for UMass staff that work with procurement and accounts payable.  The site includes information about the UPST (including a staff directory), various forms, policies and procedures.  Most notably the website includes new online forms to request UPST assistance, request a new supplier (vendor), and request to work on a project with the strategic sourcing team.

Please note that the site is not yet fully optimized for all devices (best viewed on a desktop/laptop** or iPad).  Over the next several weeks, we will continue to work on optimizing the site for all devices.

**We recommend using the Chrome browser to enjoy all the advanced features of our website. The site will work with the most recent versions of Firefox, Safari, and Edge.  The site will not work with Internet Explorer. 

(From UPST Team dated 1/6/2020)

Procurement News

BuyWays Catalog/Punchout purchases less than $2,500 can be made without a secondary approval of a departmental manager due to the fact that such purchases are low dollar and limited to certain items.  To assist the departmental manager with a review to ensure these purchases relate and support the department’s mission, an alert report was created listing those catalog/punchout purchases for a selected month.  The report can be accessed in the Summit Reporting tool through the Academic Admin or Department Admin dashboards.  The Alert Report is found on the left side of the page when accessing the Summary tab.  Clicking on the “BuyWays  - Catalog/Punchout Requisitions less than $2,500”  link will produce a report of purchases made on chart fields within the report user’s authority.     

We are excited to announce that SOUTHWEST AIRLINES is our newest addition to our Travel Program! Southwest will be offering bonus points and A-List status upgrades to those University travelers who book their business travel through our preferred agencies (Egencia or The Travel Collaborative).

Please visit the Presidents Office Travel Page for more info. 

Introducing the W.B. Mason Employee Purchase Program for details and how to register visit our Perks for Employees Page 

Thanks for attending Mail and Shipping 101!

A copy of the Slides and Handouts can be found here


procurement [at]
413-545-0361 tel
413-545-1643 fax

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To cancel or close a Purchase Order, email cancelpo [at]

venture way building

Procurement & Campus Services
100 Venture Way, Suite 334
Hadley, MA 01035-9430