There have been a number of attempts by unscrupulous individuals to place fraudulent orders using Grand Valley State University as the originator.

  • If the product being ordered is not being shipped to Grand Valley State University's Allendale or Grand Rapids Michigan campuses, you should be suspicious.
  • Also pay close attention to the originating email and phone number, as these will be indicators that the request is bogus.
    • All GVSU employees have an email address ending in and a phone number beginning with 616-331-xxxx
    • Fraudsters may send emails claiming to be from a GVSU employee that end in .gov or .org, these are not legitimate. They have also been using fake email addresses that link directly to our website. Please stay vigilant and call our office (616-331-2280) with any questions. 
  • If you receive an email that you suspect is fraudulent, click "File FBI Complaint" below, or contact a Procurement Services team member with further inquiries.

Contact Procurement Services      File FBI Complaint


Thank you for visiting the Procurement Services website! We hope this will serve as a valuable resource for GVSU Faculty & Staff and outside vendors to access information about all functions of purchasing. As always, we are more than happy to answer any questions you might have, so feel free to contact us at any time. We will respond as soon as possible during normal business hours.

If you are looking to contact your department's assigned Buyer, please use the Buyer Lookup below. 

Buyer Lookup

Procurement Services Announcements

Fiscal Year End Information

Fiscal year end is fast approaching! Get caught up on all of the deadlines for making your purchases. This page includes deadlines for Tech Acquisition, requisitions, expense reports, department transfers and much more. 

Workday Strategic Sourcing is Live April 22!

Workday Strategic Sourcing is going live on April 22. Make sure to sign up for training and office hours. 

Learn more about Strategic Sourcing


To anyone picking up rented vehicles from the Enterprise Grandville location: In the past, customers could leave their personal vehicles at Enterprise or on street parking during the rental. Because the City of Grandville has started ticketing customer vehicles parked on the street near Enterprise and because Enterprise’s parking is limited, if you are picking up a rental from the Grandville location you will need to be dropped off. Enterprise is nearing an agreement to move to a new location near the current Grandville location that has more customer parking space. 

Lighting Travel Online Booking Tool: Getting Started

Lightning is GVSU’s online travel booking tool that replaces the Concur booking tool for reserving flights, hotel, car rental, and trains. GVSU’s travel agent, Collegiate Travel Planners (CTP) supports the reservations made with Lightning. Lightning is accessed through your GVSU Okta dashboard – click on the CTM Travel app.

To get started with Lighting, go to the Workday Job Aids & Demo Videos web page > Finance > Travel & Expenses section and look for CTP Lightning - Getting Started.  

Questions: Contact Kip Smalligan  [email protected]  616-331-3211

3rd Party Data Breaches

Attention GVSU Employees - If you have received email correspondence or a letter from any 3rd party stating "Notice of Data Incident”“Notice of Data Breach”, “Important information about a privacy incident”, “Notification of Vendor Data Incident” or something similar - please send all of those notices to Heather Taylor [email protected]. Please send anything that you've received in the last few months that you can recall, as well as anything that is received in the future.

Payment Terms Update

October 1, 2023

Dear Valued Partner,

To begin I would like to thank you for the benefits and value your company has been providing to our university. We are very pleased with your services/goods and appreciate the professionalism and commitment your company shows through your staff and your services.

Grand Valley State University has recently made the decision to move to a new financial system, Workday.  As part of this transition, we have spent time reviewing our payment process with all our suppliers and partners.  During this review Grand Valley State University has decided to set a flat payment term with all our suppliers to Net 30 days, which become effective starting January 1, 2024.

If different terms have already been negotiated with your company, please submit a copy of that agreement to Procurement at [email protected] or via mail: 

Grand Valley State University
2015 JHZ
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49412

We are excited about the efficiency of the procurement and payment processes Workday brings to us, including faster invoice processing and a supplier portal. We ask for your patience as we transition to this new system during December 2023 and into January 2024 and the following months.  Please watch for further communication regarding the new supplier portal in the coming months.

Please let us know if you have any questions on this change to payment terms. We look forward to continuing our relationship with you!

For questions or concerns, please contact our office at 616-331-2233 or email [email protected].



Aaron Caccmo
Director of Procurement Services

Erica Herwig
Asst Controller AP and Finance Systems

View finalized letter

ODP Business Solutions Small Order Charge

Effective January 6, 2023 - all orders totaling less than $25 will have an additional fee of $5.95. This is due to added costs of deliveries and to work toward a more sustainable carbon footprint. We recommend consolidating your orders whenever possible to increase your order size and help reduce the frequency of orders being placed. Orders totaling $25.00 or greater (including orders meeting this threshold that are split into smaller orders by ODP) will not have any additional charges.

Page last modified June 4, 2024