New Purchasing Requisition and NCJ Process Training Dates Announced

The IRIS purchasing requisition and non-competitive justification (NCJ) processes are being replaced with the new requisition system available through the UT Market Place.  After September 15, 2017, departments must enter all purchase requisitions in the UT Market Place. This new process has been well received by the departments included in the pilot group. If a … Continued

Procurement

“Unique Value Error” in the Contract Management System

If you receive an error message similar to the one below, report it IMMEDIATELY to Whitney Clark at 865-974-6138 or the Office of Procurement Services at 865-974-3311.  Povide the contract number listed in the error message when you report the error. This message is rare and will occur when you click “Save and Go to … Continued

Contracts

Payable Amendments to Zero Dollar Contracts

Payable amendments to zero dollar contracts are not transported into IRIS for payable purposes. Payable amendments to zero dollar contracts are rare and primarily happen with hotel contracts and memorandums of understanding (MOU).  If you have a hotel contract with contingency clauses, such as penalties for not meeting a room block or fees related to … Continued

Contracts

University Conflicts of Interest Disclosures

The University of Tennessee’s Fiscal Policy FI0125, Conflicts of Interest, requires all regular faculty and staff to disclose certain outside interests and activities. These disclosure requirements help prevent or minimize conflicts between an employee’s outside interests and his or her university responsibilities. The policy now has two parts: Part l (essentially the same as the … Continued

Fiscal Policy