How Suppliers Are Selected
Suppliers must meet several requirements to be considered candidates for U Market. We start by looking at suppliers with high transaction volumes and high dollar volumes. We also need their products or services to be capable of being listed in a “catalog” type fashion. We require competitive pricing either through a University bid or request for proposal or through an applicable consortium agreement. Finally, we require the supplier to accept electronic orders and to send us electronic invoices.
There is a cost to having a supplier on U Market, so we carefully evaluate each potential supplier. U Market supplier management and enablement is an ongoing process.
We welcome your suggestions and feedback to help U Market meet as many of your needs as possible.