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 procurement@upenn.edu.  This message can simply be deleted and you may optionally report the fraud attempt with the Internet Crime Complaint Center (www.ic3.gov).   If you have responded to this bogus inquiry, please let us know for further evaluation by contacting us at Procure@upenn.edu.

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Managing Supply Chain Challenges

As has been well-covered in the news, the world is experiencing broad supply chain constraints along with significant inflationary pressure.  Some of the most dramatically impacted areas for Penn include technology, equipment, furniture, paper, and industrial supplies.  Markets are also generally impacted by the higher cost of freight and transportation.  Penn maintains a number of strategic supplier relationships, and we are working together to minimize the impact on the goods and services that we buy.

The Penn buying community should make full use of Penn’s preferred contract suppliers as noted in the Penn Marketplace and within Procurement Services' search tools.  Doing so will help ensure that competitive contract pricing terms prevail and that negotiated service structures support your purchase.

If you need assistance, please contact the Penn Procurement Services’ Strategic Sourcing team at Sourcing@upenn.edu.

 

Thank you,

Penn Procurement Services