UMass Lowell's e-procurement portal: UMass BuyWays
The UMass BuyWays system is a one-stop shopping center providing you with easy access to purchase goods and services for the University. UMass BuyWays offers best value catalog pricing, an online shopping experience, easy access to preferred vendor catalogs, real-time status information on requisitions, and orders and fast electronic approvals.
Our Purchasing and Strategic Contracting staff offer drop-in support on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 4 p.m. During a drop-in session you are encouraged to bring in requisitions that you would like to enter, and the staff will walk you through the process step-by-step. Kindly email us in advance of your visit so we may be prepared for your arrival.
Our staff also offers introductory training on the second Wednesday of each month. These sessions will cover an overview of the UMass BuyWays system, Roles, profile set-up and maintenance, shopping cart creation (catalog and non-catalog), shopping cart assignment, requisitioning, change orders, contracts, and approving. Registration for comprehensive training sessions is required. Register online now.
Foggy on a process you learned in training? Many job aids are available, and these are broken down into modules to help you with just the right process.