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Purchasing Platform Naming Contest: VOTE NOW!

Purchasing and Distribution Logo In June 2017, the Purchasing and Distribution Services department will introduce SciQuest to UTSA. Used by more than 100 higher education institutions, this 21st century purchasing platform simplifies and streamlines purchasing and approvals. SciQuest offers the university cost savings, standardization, consolidation, and improved business processes. It helps individuals more efficiently buy products and services they need, while helping the university keep a handle on costs. 

To help users understand this new purchasing system, we want to give SciQuest a more user-friendly, descriptive name. That’s where you come in. Help us develop a name—replacing “SciQuest”—that will be used throughout UTSA to describe this new system. We’re holding a contest, and you can enter the name you think we should adopt for our new purchasing program. Just email your recommended name to on or before November 21.

  • Name should be unique to UTSA, not copied from another school. Creativity is encouraged.
  • PDS employees are exempt from participating.

Then you and your colleagues can vote on your top name choice between November 29 and December 7.
The contest will be posted here. We’ll send you email reminders to make sure you get a chance to vote. 

We’ll announce the winner before the winter holidays. The winner will earn huge accolades and some terrific UTSA swag. We’ll introduce the logo in early 2017.


We want to get your great ideas. Enter the contest by sending your name suggestion to on or before November 21, 2016. Include your own name, title, department, phone, and office location in addition to your recommended name for SciQuest.

Learn more about SciQuest here.

Key Dates for Purchasing Platform Naming Contest
Nov 7—Start of contest—send your name suggestion to
Nov 21—Final day for accepting names
Nov 30—First day to vote on the names submitted. VOTE NOW:
Dec 7—Final day for voting

May 2017--Training will begin

June 2017--Program will launch

SciQuest Information Handout - Please download and share.