Procurement & Business Services

// Your Strategic Business Partner //

Procurement & Business Services manages and provides service support for the “Procure-to-Pay” process and related systems.  These activities support the procurement and payment of goods and services in support of Georgia Tech's instructional, research, and public service programs.  Procurement & Business Services is comprised of Purchasing, PCard, Business Systems, Accounts Payable, Travel, Insurance & Claims, Logistics/Surplus, and Property Control.

FRAUD ALERT –

Unknown persons have been attempting to use Georgia Tech’s credit references to open accounts with vendors. Some vendors have also received a mocked-up version of Georgia Tech’s PO which has a rendering similar to a real PO number issued by Georgia Tech.

Suppliers can validate official GT Purchase Orders by going to the Vendor PO Validation and entering the PO number received.  If you have any questions contact purchasing.ask@business.gatech.edu

Important Updates from Procurement & Business Services

Important PCard Program Changes Concerning New State PCard Policy – Effective April 1, 2017

The PCard Program changes went into effect April 1, 2017 reflecting requirements in the New State PCard Policy...

Viewing T&E Receipts and Invoices - Browser Compatibility

Beginning with version 52 of Firefox, Java plugin is no longer supported.  ImageNow/WebNow requires Java plugin in order to view documents...

BuzzMart Training Update

On March 1, 2017 Procurement rolled out a new BuzzMart Training Guide. The new online modules for BuzzMart Shopper and Requester provide step-by-step direction for entering requisitions in BuzzMart. The new Purchasing Policies and Procedures training provides an overview of purchasing rules...

Discontinue Faxing Travel & Expenses Receipts - Effective April 1, 2017

Procurement and Business Services has assessed the need for a replacement fax server, to support the submission of travel & expense receipts. Based off the responses received from campus, and due to technological advances, it has been determined that the replacement of a fax server is not needed at this time. The submission of travel & expense receipts via fax will be discontinued on April 1, 2017.

For additional information, please contact travel.ask@business.gatech.edu

Updated AP Payment Request Form – Effective January 1, 2017

The 2017 AP Payment Request form (linked below) has been updated to reflect the changes indicated below.  Please begin using the new version of this form immediately.

Mileage Reimbursement Rate Decrease - Effective January 1, 2017

The Institute has just been notified of a mileage rate decrease, effective January 1, 2017. The mileage reimbursement rate for the use of private vehicles on official Institute business has been decreased to $0.535 per mile, applicable to travel that occurs on or after January 1, 2017. Travel completed before that date will use the old rate of $0.54 per mile...

Rental of Private Residence Not Allowed for Travel

The Institute has been notified by the State Accounting Office that the rental of a private residence is unallowable, and should not be considered as a lodging option by travelers. This would include properties available through online private rental services (Air B&B, VRBO, HomeAway, etc)...