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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Change to University's Competitive Bid Threshold

Effective January 1, 2019, Penn is increasing its competitive bid requirement threshold from $5,000 to $10,000. Concurrently, Penn is adjusting the receipt requirement in BEN from $5,000 to $10,000. CLICK HERE for more information.