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If you have questions or problems, please call the Procurement Help Line (7-5060).

BuyWays Frequently Asked Questions

UMass Boston's Purchase of Goods Policy

BuyWays Newsletters

July 2016 BuyWays Update

Office Depot

University Purchase
As OfficeMax transitions to Office Depot, you will soon see an icon for the Office Depot punch-out site, instead of OfficeMax, in BuyWays.  New job aids will be available here.

Personal Purchase
Office Depot Personal Purchase Program (New Login Required as of September, 2016)


Creating a Template
Apple Registration Job Aid
Apple Return Process Job Aid
Save and Email an Apple Shopping Cart


Federal Express
Contact:  Jenny DiManno, UMass Account Manager @ 617-733-1340 or          

E & I Contract Overview
FedEx FAQ’s

Job Aids for Requisitioners

Updating Your Profile (Updated July 2016)
Creating and Approving a Catalog Requisition (Updated November 2015)
Determining Whether a Vendor Is Set Up in BuyWays
Creating and Approving a Non-Catalog Requisition (Updated November 2015)
Acting on an Assigned Shopping Cart
Acting on a Returned Requisition
Requesting a Change to a Purchase Order (Updated September 2014)
Creating a Bid-Only Requisition
Requesting a Budget Override
Handling Shopping Carts in BuyWays 
Finding Out If a Purchase Order Has Been Paid

Most Frequently Used Account Codes and Commodity Codes

Job Aids for Approvers

Approving or Returning a Requisition
Department Match Exception Process
Approving or Returning a Requisition in an Email Message
Approving or Returning a Requisition in the SciQuest Mobile App

Job Aids for Shoppers

Updating Your Profile (Updated November 2014)
Creating and Assigning a Shopping Cart in BuyWays (Revised November 2015)
Handling Shopping Carts in BuyWays (Updated May 2014)


Useful for All Users

Looking Up a Vendor in the PeopleSoft Finance System
Comments in BuyWays
Document Search
Creating, Saving and Exporting Reports with the Document Search Function
Customer Service Numbers for BuyWays Showcase Vendors   (Revised 5/24/16)   
Accounts Receivable Contacts for Catalog Vendors (As of 5/24/16)
Viewing Blocked Content in BuyWays Punch-out Sites (4/1/15)

Bio-Rad eQuotes in BuyWays
MSC Industrial Supply Co. eQuotes in BuyWays

Contact Info for Dell Quotes

Dell eQuotes in BuyWays (Updated 11-2-15)
Dell Sales Generated Custom Quotes (Updated 4-1-15)

LifeTech eQuotes in BuyWays (Updated 7-30-14)
Sigma eQuotes in BuyWays
Agilent eQuotes in BuyWays

  Fastenal Overview for Customers
  Fastenal eQuotes in BuyWays
  Fastenal Punch-out Site  
Doing Business with Home Depot