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UShop is the University’s online web-based e-procurement system that enables faculty and staff to purchase goods and services used in their day-to-day work. UShop is another method for departments to purchase goods, in addition to the Purchasing Card, Imprest Bank Account and Petty Cash. See the Procurement Services website for requirements when purchases are above $5,000.
The UShop online shopping system has built-in approvals and controls which adhere to the University’s purchasing and payment policies. The cost of purchases is charged directly to FIS accounts.
The following sections cover policy, approval rules and provides links to where you can obtain additional information and also to register for UShop.
University of Toronto
Faculty of Arts & Science
Every Fund Centre used in UShop must have a designated owner and an approval rule. The approval rule is the maximum shopping cart value that may be purchased without the electronic approval of the Fund Centre owner.
Any shopping cart created by someone other than the owner, where the value exceeds the approval threshold, will automatically trigger an email to the Fund Centre owner/approver for online approval prior to the creation of the purchase order:
Owners are not necessarily purchasers or approvers. Approval may be delegated, and any user with access to the Fund Centre in UShop may be a purchaser.
Users in UShop
Approval Rules – Operating Accounts
To learn more about UShop and to register, go to the Procurement Services website.
Procurement services and the FAST team offer courses in the standard curriculum dealing with the registration process for UShop and Reporting. To view the most recent course notes, or to register for the courses, visit the FAST team’s FIS Training Schedule and Course Summary.
March 29, 2006
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