Some businesses have been receiving illegitimate email requests from Penn asking for basic information such as company website, catalogue, and contact information.  Messages we have seen so far purport to be from a former Penn employee and appear to originated from  This message can simply be deleted and you may optionally report the fraud attempt with the Internet Crime Complaint Center (   If you have responded to this bogus inquiry, please let us know for further evaluation by contacting us at

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Procurement Services, a department within Penn's Division of Finance, oversees approximately $1 billion of spend at the University. In alignment with the Penn's strategic framework, Procurement Services offers the following core functions:

  • Developing, implementing, and managing innovative procurement solutions to bring optimal efficiency and value to the full source-to-pay process;
  • Sourcing and negotiating favorable procurement outcomes by leveraging the scale of Penn’s spending to achieve best-value results;
  • Negotiating and executing contracts that support the business of the University while sufficiently mitigating risk;
  • Managing supplier relationships to ensure that University buyers’ (faculty, staff, and students) needs are met; and,
  • Delivering positive impact in the areas of economic inclusion, environmental sustainability, and responsible supply chain management