Notice to Vendors
Fraudulent Purchase Order Activity
We want to alert you to an active scam involving purchase orders and request for product quotations that purport to originate from The University of North Florida but are in fact fraudulent. We can share some common traits or themes of these fraudulent emails that may help reduce risk to your company in becoming a financial victim of this scam:
- The email message is poorly written, with misspellings and awkward sentence structure.
- The sender's email address or website link are not authentic to The University of North Florida.
- The message requests shipment of products to a non-University of North Florida address.
- The message may include an attachment that is designed to look like a purchase order, may include a logo or other graphic, and a signature that may look legitimate.
If you believe you have received a fraudulent email, purchase order, or request for quote that appears to be from The University of North Florida and would like to verify its legitimacy before responding and/or filling the order, you can contact Procurement Services by phone, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (EST) at (904) 620-2730.
The University of North Florida (UNF) is committed to taking all appropriate measures to ensure the safety of the University community in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Vendor/Suppliers, their employees/agents and visitors to UNF are reminded that all persons who come onto/enter UNF’s campus or any other premises controlled, owned, or operated by the University must comply with the University’s Coronavirus Safety Policy.
Please note that, among other conditions, University policy requires: self-screening, use of face coverings, social distancing and compliance with CDC guidance on personal hygiene. Vendors/suppliers and their employees/agents should be well familiar with the University’s expectations regarding COVID-19 Safety Policy compliance before entering an UNF property/premise.
In addition, because we value the health and safety of our vendors/suppliers and their employees/agents, until further notice, any meetings and/or bid related sessions scheduled will likely be remote via Zoom/Teams. Vendors should only be on-campus if they have an appointment to engage in an on-site meeting with a specific University employee. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
For more information, please visit UNF’s COVID-19 webpage.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Guidelines for the Acquisition of PPE Supplies were issued on Wednesday, June 24. Departmental requests may be submitted on the PPE Equipment & Supplies Order Form via Banner-Purchase@unf.edu.
All PPE purchases are being charged to Account Code 740033- PPE Products for reporting purposes.
The University of North Florida has recognized the following cost savings due to Procurement Services actions:
FY 16 Total: $ 4,569,178
FY 17 Total: $ 6,295,275
FY 18 Total: $ 8,497,348
FY 19 Total: $ 9,804,057
FY 20 Total: $10,296,099
It was a busy year! Read fast facts from the year including number of bids awarded, purchase orders issued, packages delivered and more: Accomplishments Webpage.