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Unified Procurement Service Team (UPST)

Effective January 1, 2020 the Dartmouth campus procurement support operations including Accounts Payable, Travel and Expense Reimbursement Management, Supplier on Boarding & Updating, Purchasing and Travel Credit Card, Buyways Requisition Compliance, Bidding and Contracting has transition to the Unified Procurement Service Team in the President’s Office. Information on contacts and how to engage for services can be found at https://www.umassp.edu/upst

Vendor and Contractor Covid-19 Requirements

Vendors that have or will have a physical operational presence in public areas indoors on campus (“On Campus Vendor”) in similar fashion to employees:

  • Employees to be fully vaccinated
  • Partially vaccinated employees are acceptable, so along as they are on track to be fully vaccinated
  • Vendor shall maintain a list of fully vaccinated and exempt employees
  • Exemptions from this vaccine requirement will be permitted only for qualifying religious or medical reasons. Vendors exemption protocol cannot be less restrictive than University’s.
  • Any individual who is partially vaccinated, or who has received a religious or medical accommodation, is required to participate in weekly testing
  • Any new employee that will be on campus in addition to the previous must have received a negative COVID-19 test at least 3 days prior to performing services on campus
  • Masks required to be worn in public areas indoors on campus all times, except as may not be feasible while performing a specific service.
  • If an employee tests positive the vendor shall notify the University

Any procurement solicitations where the contracted vendor may be classified as an “On Campus Vendor”, will have vaccination requirement terms included in the Rfx.  

Other Vendors:

  • Strongly Encouraged to be fully vaccinated
  • Required to wear a mask in public areas indoors on campus and
  • Follow CDC, Board of Health or Government Covid-19 safety protocols.

Visitor Covid-19 Requirements:

  • Strongly Encouraged to be fully vaccinated
  • Required to wear mask in public areas indoors on campus
  • Follow CDC, Board of Health or Government COVID-19 safety protocols.

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