UT Market Place Debuting New Look, Streamlined Checkout Process

Ordering office supplies, computers and even scientific equipment through the UT Market Place will be easier than ever, thanks to a new user interface and streamlined checkout process debuting April 16. The UT Market Place allows departments to place online orders for business needs from some of UT’s biggest suppliers, including Staples and Fisher, using … Continued


Update on Facilities Management

On March 28, 2017, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) was awarded a contract to offer outsourced facilities management services on public university campuses across Tennessee. The leadership of each University of Tennessee campus was to decide for its own campus whether or not to make use of any of these services. Those decisions had been pending … Continued


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


“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


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