PantherExpress

Online Purchasing Fundamentals

 

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 PantherExpress System training.

 

This online course covers the basic purchasing process, which includes identifying a need to purchase products or services, communicating with potential suppliers, placing an order and/or writing a contract, handling discrepancies, and paying suppliers. Participants will gain an understanding of the various University purchasing methods and initiatives such as requisitions, purchase orders, and the PantherExpress System. 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 PantherExpress.

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 PantherExpress System training. Note: Shoppers in the PantherExpress System are exempt from this prerequisite.

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