How TechMart Works
What is TechMart
TechMart is Caltech’s web based e-Procurement solution designed specifically for a higher education environment. It is the Institute’s official requisitioning tool. TechMart features:
· One-stop, sustainable shopping experience
· Wide range of suppliers and products
· Reduced material costs through pre-negotiated pricing
TechMart is a host to all of our catalog suppliers.
Purchasing Services is here to help all vendors/suppliers that do business with, or are interested in doing business with, the University of California Institute of Technology.
TechMart Requisitioner: A TechMart user who can create catalog and non-catalog shopping carts. A TechMart Requisitioner may have an approval limit from zero to unlimited. A Financial Approver must approve shopping carts created above a TechMart Requisitioner's approval limit. A TechMart Requisitioner is responsible for applying the appropriate administrative details of the order, including PTA number(s), shipping address, etc.
TechMart Shopper: A TechMart user who can create catalog and non-catalog shopping carts. TechMart Shoppers have a zero-dollar approval limit, which means a Financial Approver must approve all shopping carts created by a TechMart Shopper. The Financial Approver is responsible for modifying the administrative details of the order, including PTA number(s).
TechMart Approver: A TechMart user who is responsible for approving a TechMart Requisitioner's shopping cart. A TechMart Approver can modify any administrative details of the order, including PTA number(s).
Formal Purchasing Thresholds