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For eProcurement Questions:
For eProcurement Technical Issues:

Edie Wear, Learning Consultant
2525 West End Ave., Suite 214
(615) 875-7235
Jasmyn Ashley, Sr. Learning Specialist
2525 West End Ave, Suite 214
(615) 875-3322

VUMC Online Purchasing


This online curriculum is designed for users of eProcurement, VUMC’s web application for purchasing goods and services. This curriculum is to be completed by all new eProcurement Creators, Reviewers, Viewers, Departmental Approvers, and Buyers.

Course Description:

The eProcurement Training curriculum is comprised of the following modules:

  1. Introduction to eProcurement
  2. Shop eCatalogs
  3. Manual and Specialty Requisitions
  4. Federal Procurement “Bear Claw” Standards **required for anyone purchasing with federally-sponsored funds**
  5. eProcurement Tips and Shortcuts

Courses include:

  • Utilizing the Approved Supplier Guide to make purchasing decisions
  • Navigating the eProcurement system
  • Describing eProcuremement Roles & Workflow Approvals
  • How to create requisitions using the eCatalog
  • Identifying requirements for specialty requisitions
  • Creating a manual requisition
  • Requirements for a Professional Service requisition
  • Requirements for Supplier Selection Justification
  • Searching, Copying, and/or Recalling a requisition
  • Requesting a new supplier in eProcurement
  • Identifying PO shipping costs

Delivery Method: Online

Search: eProcurement


eCatalogs Punchout Descriptions

Requisition Type Table

Commodity Codes and Compliance

VUMC Supply Source: Purchasing (

Approved Supplier Guide