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September 11, 2023
Ohio University Inn Reservations Can Now be Made in Concur-Effective September 11, 2023

Finance was informed over the weekend that reservations for Ohio University Inn (Inn) are now available in Concur at the current Ohio University rate. As a result, you can once again make Inn reservations online in Concur.

September 7, 2023
PeopleSoft Student Account Transactions to the General Ledger/Grants Accounting

PeopleSoft student account transactions are processed to Oracle eBiz nightly for the previous day’s transactions.  The entries are posted in summary by account string.  To view the details of summarized entries, departmental users can view PeopleSoft Student Account Transactions by utilizing the Bursar Dashboard in

September 7, 2023
Enhanced Search and Delivery Tracking Now Available in Fastenal Catalog

The Fastenal punchout catalog in BCB, which is the University preferred supplier for maintenance, repair, and operational (MRO) needs, equipment, tools, and industrial supplies, now includes the following enhanced features: 

September 7, 2023
Preferred Supplier Spotlight: ODP

University-wide preferred suppliers are suppliers that have been awarded a contract with the University through a University public competitive bid or a bid conducted by a purchasing consortium. At present, Ohio University Procurement has established contracts with 82 university-wide preferred suppliers for various goods and services.

September 7, 2023
Competitive Bidding Requirements

As a state public university in Ohio, the University is required to complete competitive bids for goods and services that exceed $50,000 with a single vendor within a single fiscal year – regardless of funding source. We also must bid multi-year agreements that have a combined total of $50,000 or more.

September 7, 2023
PaymentWorks Update - September 2023

The Finance department continues to work on the implementation of PaymentWorks to ensure a smooth transition for the university community. We have received tickets asking how to submit new suppliers during this period.

September 7, 2023
Submitting Expense Reimbursement Reports on Behalf of Another Employee-Pay Attention to the Profile Your're Submitting Under

We have many people around the University that process Expense Reimbursement Reports on behalf of other employees in Concur. We reviewed this process in a prior Business Matters article in May 2022.

September 7, 2023
BobcatBUY and Invoice Approvals: An Overview

BobcatBUY (BCB) is the University’s e-procurement system. Here you can electronically shop the University’s preferred suppliers for everything from office supplies to scientific supplies and much more!

September 7, 2023
Reservations i nConcur for Ohio University Inn Unavailable Until the Week of September 11, 2023

As communicated in a Business Matters article dated August 16, 2023, the Ohio University Inn (the Inn) is in the process of transitioning to a new management company. As a result of this transition, reservations at the Inn must be made by contacting the front desk at the hotel.

September 7, 2023
Reserving and Paying for Rental Cars

Enterprise/National and Hertz Rental Cars