Effective March 17, 2014
Procurement Services, in partnership with the Provost’s Office, offers a streamlined process for routing contracts and invoices related to education abroad programs for students. These guidelines apply to U-M sponsored education abroad vendor service agreements and expenses incurred for:
This business process is designed to:
Departments must follow these steps for education abroad vendor service agreements and/or payment of expenses incurred:
Sponsoring U-M units must translate agreements into English before submitting them to Procurement Services. Translations may be completed by U-M faculty, U-M staff, or professional translators. Full translations are required due to audit requirements.
Only one University-level signature (Procurement Services) is needed for these agreements. Procurement Services is the only authority that is needed to approve and sign these agreements if items a-c (above) are completed.
Upon execution of the agreement, the unit should process payment(s) to the supplier in accordance with University policy.