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Purchasing Guidance: Bottled Water for the Pittsburgh Campus & Importing Goods

Please review the following purchasing-related guidance which may be helpful to you if you will be importing goods from outside of the United States OR if you purchase bottled water for the Pittsburgh campus:

Importing goods from outside of the United States:

If you plan to utilize the services of the University's contracted customs broker, Priority Worldwide Services (PWS), for your import, you must contact PWS in advance of your shipment and provide the following information. Without providing the following information in advance of your shipment, there is a chance your item will not be cleared by U.S. Customs and you may experience delays and/or incur storage fees:

  • Supplier name
  • PO number
  • The 32-digit account code for your order
  • A main point of contact for your department, including the individual's: name, phone number, and e-mail address.

Visit this page for additional information about importing goods, including what to do prior to importing goods.

Ordering Bottled Water for the Pittsburgh Campus

Because the University has a contract with Compass to provide food services for the Pittsburgh campus, bottled water must be purchased through Compass via Beverage Services. Bottled water for the Pittsburgh campus should not be purchased through the PantherExpress System.

Departments wishing to order bottled water for the Pittsburgh campus may do so by e-mailing their order to The Compass menu can be found here.

If you have any questions about this guidance, please contact PantherExpress Customer Service.




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