Nassau Community College has chosen My Market as the name for its eProcurement tool.
The software system was developed by UNIMARKET - a leading vendor of online catalog
and ordering solutions for higher education and other institutions - and the My Market
website is hosted and maintained by this vendor, with key modifications for Nassau
Electronic procurement - generally known as eProcurement - is the automation and management
of the procurement-to-payment process. It involves creating and approving purchase
requisitions, placing purchase orders, receiving goods and services, and processing
invoices through the internet.
Transforming our procurement process to eProcurement is an important part of an overall
strategy for reducing costs and leveraging efficiencies. Universities like ours find
that implementing e-Procurement makes the purchase and payment processes faster, more
efficient, and more policy compliant. Electronic procurement is considered a best
practice across higher education. It also supports the College’s priorities : Continue
collaboration on organization effectiveness initiatives and communication surrounding
Researching, ordering, or approving goods and services for your department, and paying
invoices? My Market will help you by making these tasks easier, faster, more compliant,
and more tractable. In particular, you'll be able to locate the best pricing with
our preferred suppliers, find items on contracts, compare products across suppliers,
and much, much more.
Please contract the Procurement Department My Market Administrator if the approver
will be away. The approver can mark themselves as away in their Approval page. Any
approver marked as unavailable will be able to assign a temporary approver to the
Vendor Catalog – Supplier products are “hosted” on the My Market UNIMARKET website,
meaning you do not leave the My Market UNIMARKET website to search and order these
products. Hosted Catalogs are identified with the folder icon.
Roundtrip/Punch-out – Supplier products are found on the suppliers’ website with a
direct link to and from My Market UNIMARKET. Roundtrip/Punch-out functionality will
be identified with the globe icon. A new window or tab will be opened and you will
be signed into the TC account on the supplier’s ecommerce site.
You can set up a user to be able to Receive On your Behalf. This is typically to a
departmental admin, AP person. You would need to contact the Procurement Department
to let them know that you need someone to receive on your behalf.
No, justifications are not needed. However it is a good idea to put in notes for each
order. These notes are only visible internally for Nassau Community College users
and approvers for review and to support the purchase.
Yes, you can make a template for orders to reuse again on future purchases. Please
be aware if you are using a template and have items in your cart and want to use the
template the items in your cart will be cleared.