Supplier Bid Portal
Fraud Attempts Targeting Suppliers
UT Southwestern Purchasing Department recently became aware of a wave of fraudulent email activity targeting suppliers in the United States. Requests for quotations, establishment of credit, purchase order submissions purport to originate from the University, but are in fact fraudulent. The requests have been for large quantities of highly resalable items such as electronics, hard drives, thumb drives, etc. Both the email address and the person are not part of UT Southwestern.
If you receive requests for quotes, requests to establish a credit line, or purchase orders, and you are not certain if the order is from UT Southwestern, please DO NOT PLACE THE ORDER. Contact us as soon as possible at UTSWPurchasing@utsouthwestern.edu.
The University is actively working with law enforcement to investigate this fraudulent activity and to report all fraudulent procurement transactions issued in the University’s name as we become aware of them.
The suspect has an email address of firstname.lastname@example.org, phone number 214-903-4868 and fax number 214-723-7616. If you are a victim to these scams please forward all email communication via attachment to email@example.com.
We highly encourage suppliers who are victims of these scams to go to the FBI website at www.ic3.gov to report the scam online.
Supplier Diversity/HUB Program
In accordance with the Texas Government Code §2161.252 and Texas Administrative Code §20.14, each state agency (including institutions of higher education) that consider entering into a contract with an expected value of $100K or more shall, before the agency solicits bids, proposals, offers, or other applicable expressions of interest, determine whether subcontracting opportunities are probable under the contract.
UT Southwestern's Office of Diversity & Inclusion and Equal Opportunity promotes the good faith effort and equal business opportunities to encourage minority and women-owned small businesses to participate in the competitive bid process.
For more information on the Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program, please visit the Comptroller's of Texas Purchasing page.