The University of Florida welcomes suppliers interested in doing business with the university. We strive for an open and competitive process with our suppliers in order to foster a mutually beneficial relationship.
Supplier Portal Walkthroughs
For a supplier to register or change their existing information with the University of Florida, send an email to the supplier directing them to this website. Links to the portals are below. The Supplier Maintenance team will need to be cc’d at email@example.com for all email invitations sent to suppliers. An email template is available for departmental use when inviting suppliers to our portal. Follow the steps below to download the email template.
- Download the UF Supplier Portal Email Template
- Select the .oft file
- Right-click and select “Open Outside” to open it in Outlook
Employees needing to change address or banking information for their supplier file should navigate to:
Main Menu > Financials > Suppliers > Supplier Change Request > Initiate Supplier Change in the myUFL portal
Use one of the above links to register as a new supplier or make changes for an existing supplier.
Once a request has been processed by University Disbursement Services personnel, suppliers will receive a confirmation email from firstname.lastname@example.org. The email will contain the UF Supplier ID. This is the final part of the registration/change process for suppliers.
To avoid the confirmation and approval emails being discarded by junk mail filters, we encourage suppliers to make the necessary adjustments to their email inbox settings to allow this message to be delivered. Suppliers and UF departments with questions regarding the onboarding process, requiring assistance completing the application, inquiring as to the status of an application or with any other supplier-related question or concern may reach out to email@example.com.
If a supplier does not receive a purchase order or payment from the university in a 12-month period, that supplier will be inactivated in the UF system and will need to resubmit a supplier application.
Required Supplier Information
The forms/documents below will be required. It is best to have these completed and available before beginning the registration process:
- Individuals – Signed Supplier Tax Information Form
- U.S. Companies – Signed W-9
- Foreign Company – Signed W-8BEN
- Non-Resident Individual – Signed W-8BEN
If you are a certified small or minority supplier, a certification document will be needed.
The following insurance forms will be needed if required (see UF’s Procurement website for more details):
- General Liability Insurance
- Worker’s Compensation
- Vehicle Insurance
UF currently requires all US suppliers to accept payments via Automated Clearing House funds transfer (ACH) or via wire transfer. When registering, you may only select from these two payment methods from the dropdown menu. Exceptions to this policy may be made on a case-by-case basis. Such requests for exception should be thoroughly explained in the comment section for consideration.
A signed Electronic Payment Authorization Form or Bank Wire Form must be completed, signed and attached to the registration with the correct banking information. One of the following forms must also be submitted for account verification:
- A voided check which confirms the account/routing number on your form. No starter checks accepted.
- A copy of the bank statement that lists and confirms the account #, bank name/routing # and account holder’s name.
UF also participates in Bank of America’s ePayables program. Enrollment will allow UF to remit payments to you faster via single-use credit cards. Please note that you must be able to accept credit card payment and there is a fee associated if you select this option.
If you would like to participate in the ePayables program, leave the Payment Method and Banking Information blank and add a note in the comment box at the bottom of the Payment Information tab during registration letting us know of your choice.
Additional Information for Suppliers
Change in Employer Identification Number or Tax Identification Number
A new supplier application must be submitted any time that a supplier that is already registered has a change in Employer Identification Number or Tax Identification Number. Please use the New Supplier link.
Upon completion of performance of services or provision of goods, please submit all invoices for work completed to the myUF Payment Solutions system.
University of Florida
Attn: Accounts Payable
PO Box 3357
Scranton, PA 18505
The file must be attached to the email and not embedded within the email. There can be multiple files per email but each file should only contain one invoice. The invoice must contain a valid UF Purchase Order number or an eight-digit UF department identification number of the department to which you are providing the goods or services.
Information regarding Government Classifications and Supplier Certification:
Suppliers interested in becoming certified with the State of Florida or who have questions concerning Government Classifications should contact the Small Business & Supplier Diversity Relations Division.
2/10/2020: added screenshots for e-mail template
Disbursements: (352) 392-1241