Temple Partners with ODP for Office Supplies

ODP, our new office supplies vendor, was selected after Temple, Pitt and Penn State came together to collectively negotiate through the vendor selection process. Some of the benefits to Temple include an overall reduction in the cost of office supplies, and enhanced order delivery by Supra, a local Philadelphia partner.


Gateway to Finance provides guidance about the purchase-to-pay process at Temple. The team in Purchasing and Accounts Payable can help with navigating TUmarketplace, Concur and TUportal if you are an employee; as well as how to become a business partner with the university. Our objective is to provide the highest level of service to faculty, staff, students and external customers.

Purchasing Forms & Policies

More information on Purchase Orders, Procedures to guide you, as well as quick links to Temple's Purchasing Card ("Pcard") documents

Become a Business Partner/Vendor with Temple

We strive to partner with a diverse set of vendors to obtain quality goods and services at competitive prices. Firms interested in doing business with Temple University should review the following terms prior to submitting business information for consideration

Payment and Invoice Processing

Accounts Payable is a full-service center responsible for issuing all non-payroll disbursements in accordance with the university, federal, and state rules and regulations. Our objective is to provide the highest level of customer service to faculty, staff, students, and external customers. The accuracy and completeness of Temple University’s financial statements are dependent on the accounts payable process.

Departments are required to submit all invoices and credit memos using Concur Invoice in a timely manner so they may be processed in the correct period and fiscal year. If the order requires a receiver, the receiver must be entered within 48 hours of when the goods have been received.  Vendor statements should be forwarded to Accounts Payable’s dedicated email box:

Travel and Expense Reimbursement

It is the policy of Temple University to reimburse travelers for reasonable and necessary expenses incurred during approved Temple Affiliated Travel. Procedures for Travel and Expense Reimbursement provides detailed information regarding travel reimbursement. More information is available for faculty and staff on the Budget and Finance page of TUportal under Travel.

Vendor Account Information

Temple University conducts business with external vendors and merchants around the globe. Vendors may create accounts with Temple University for many common processes and information needs related to handling payments, procurement of services and managing transactions. We strive to consistently meet the needs of our university customers and vendor partners. Creating a vendor account is the first step in helping us serve your vendor needs. Vendors can now find all necessary forms and resources on Vendor and Business Partners Quick Links.

Contact List for Temple Partners and Vendors

Temple University Accounts Payable

Temple University Accounts Payable

1852 N. 10th St. (083-11)

Philadelphia, PA 19122

Temple University Business Services

Temple University Business Services

1816 N. 15th St., Suite 328

Aramark STAR Complex

Philadelphia, PA 19121

(215) 204-3121

Temple University Purchasing Services

Temple University Purchasing Services

1009 W. Montgomery Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19122


Temple University Risk Management & Insurance

1803 N. Broad St.

Carnell Hall, 6th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19122