Suppliers (Doing Business With UMass)

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Bid Process & Submission

Learn about the UMass sourcing/bidding process and access open bids. 

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Check Payment Status

Check your invoice payment status. 

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Supplier Diversity Program

Learn about the UMass Supplier Diversity program and partnerships. 

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Supplier Portal

Access the Supplier Portal to transact with UMass or edit your existing supplier profile. 

Your UMass Supplier Profile

Domestic Individual Supplier Registration This video guides domestic individual suppliers through the registration process on the UMass Supplier Portal. From accepting the invitation email to certifying and submitting their information, the video covers the entire journey. 
Domestic Entity Supplier Registration Coming soon! 


The UMass supplier payment options offers suppliers more favorable payment terms when utilizing the University's preferred payment solutions. 

To learn more about the below payment options, please visit the UMass Disbursement Strategy


Paymode-X Virtual Card

Paymode-X Card is a single-use Virtual Card.

Credit card processing fees apply

Net 15NoYes

Virtual Card Benefits


Paymode-X ACH Premium

The largest and fastest-growing electronic payment network, where more than 500,000+ members exchange payments and remittance electronically.

1.5%  network fee

Net 20NoYes

Paymode-X Benefits



Zelle is an easy way to send and receive money directly between almost any bank account in the US.

Net 30YesNo

Zelle Website


Tips for Safe Payment

Paymode-X ACH Basic

The largest and fastest-growing electronic payment network, where more than 500,000+ members exchange payments and remittance electronically.

No associated transaction fee

Net 45NoYesNo

Paymode-X Benefits


ChecksA written, dated, and signed instrument that contains an order directing a bank to pay a definite sum of money to a payee. Net 60YesYesYes 
Foreign WiresA wire transfer is an electronic payment service for transferring funds by wire, for example through SWIFT, the Federal Reserve Wire Network or the Clearing House Interbank Payments System.Net 45NoNoYes 

Additional Resources

Please review the Massachusetts Department of Revenue guide on who & what is classified as a performer.

When on-boarding/working with a performer, kindly note the following:

  • Performers are subject to withholding tax with the state of Massachusetts.
  • Withholding tax is calculated cumulatively per calendar year.
  • Performers are subject to 5% withholding cumulative amount if invoice/payment exceeds $5,000.

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