Coronavirus Impacts on University Expenditures and Contracts | 03/19/2020

Coronavirus Impacts on University Expenditures and Contracts

COVID-19 continues to impact our day-to-day operations as State and University leaders act to protect students, faculty, and staff, and to plan for the future.

Essential Purchases

Although it is difficult to predict how long this challenging time will persist, departments are encouraged to be fiscally prudent and conservative at this point. As possible, pending contracts and expenses should be evaluated by departmental management, and purchases deemed to be nonessential should be delayed for the time being.

Existing Requisitions and Contracts

In light of the recent developments with the COVID-19 pandemic, we are hoping to help you with any purchase order cancellations or changes/postponements that may be necessary. For specific information please visit

Supplier Access to Campus

If there is a specific need that requires a supplier to come to campus at this time, please contact Procurement Services prior to any visit. This request is especially critical for those individuals meeting the identified criteria for self-isolation. To limit social congregating, we are encouraging “virtual” meetings (Zoom, GoTo, etc.) or teleconferences in the coming weeks.  We appreciate your continuing support of the University. As more information becomes available, we will be sending updates. If you have specific questions, please feel free to reach out to your main contact in the Procurement Services.

Questions and Assistance

For purchase order and contract questions, including cancellations,  postponements, and extensions, please contact Procurement Services at or x46850.

For spending and carryforward spending/budget questions please contact the Budget Office at

For questions regarding legal issues and disputes regarding contracts, please contact the Office of General Counsel at x43300.