Did you know? – Purchasing Solicitations

Purchasing administers all Invitation for Bids (IFBs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs) electronically, through ESM Sourcing.  Sourcing is a software module from ESM Solutions, the same provider of buyBAMA – the University’s e-procurement system.  All Sourcing solicitations are advertised publicly on a Current Opportunities webpage that is accessed through Purchasing’s website.  Through Sourcing, prospective respondents can access all solicitation information and can submit their responses.  Prospective respondents can also receive various automatic notifications through Sourcing such as new UA opportunities, all addenda for solicitations for which they are participating, and contract award status.  Since the process is 100% electronic, the use of Sourcing supports Procurement’s goal of increasing efficiencies through electronic processes.