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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Becoming a Penn Supplier

In order to conduct business with the University of Pennsylvania and to be listed as an approved supplier in Penn Marketplace, new suppliers/payees must:

1) meet a specific requirement of the University and be requested to be added by a Penn faculty or staff member;

2) be approved by the University for onboarding, and

3) complete the supplier registration process.

Penn Procurement Services facilitates the onboarding of new suppliers and payees on behalf of the University.  New supplier additions are either requested by Penn’s buying community or added directly by Procurement Services following the completion of a RFP initiative, at which point an invite is issued to the prospective supplier.  Upon invite, suppliers are onboarded through Penn’s supplier portal, powered by Jaggaer.

It is important that each prospective supplier reviews the information on the Doing Business with Penn page.  Upon onboarding, suppliers must review and agree to Penn’s PO Terms & Conditions and agree to comply with Penn’s Supplier Code of Conduct and the University’s conflict of interest policies.