September Procurement Update
September 17, 2014
This month's Procurement Update includes information on the Vendor Fairs, Cost Savings Suggestions Follow-up, ProCard Transition and New Demon Discounts Vendors.
Chase ProCards Canceled
September 3, 2014
As you (hopefully) know, all Chase ProCards have now been canceled. If you have not received your new PNC card, please visit the ProCard Transition page for more information.
Being an Efficient & Cost Conscious Budget Manager
August 27, 2014
Procurement Services created a new guide to help Budget Managers make more efficient and cost conscious purchasing decisions.
ProCard Transition Update
August, 26, 2014
The University is well underway in its transition to the new PNC/IntelliLInk ProCard system. Trainings are continuing and nearly 600 cards have been distributed so far.
Make sure to register as soon as possible to ensure you have your new card before the Chase cards are canceled on August 31st.
In addition to attending training, a new Employee Acknowledgment of Responsibilities / Agreement to Accept form must be signed by both the cardholder and approving official before cards can be released.
You can see dates and register for training online. Additionally, Procurement Services can conduct training at your office's staff meetings or other functions. Contact us to schedule one if this will work better for your area.
More information can be found at the ProCard Transition page.
August Procurement Update
August 12, 2014
This month's Procurement Update includes information on ProCard Transition, Vendor Fair, Procurement Website Resources, Staples Advantage and New Demon Discounts Vendors & Book Sale!.
New Website Features!
August 6, 2014
Procurement Services recently added a few new pages to our website:
- Cost Savings Suggestions - Use this form to submit ideas on ways the university can save money. Procurement will evaluate them or forward to the appropriate office.
- PC Leasing Expirations - A new spreadsheet is now online with all machines and their expiration dates to help budget managers plan ahead.
- Master Agreements - This page provides additional information on master agreements and when to use them.
FY14 stats: PC Leasing Unwind
August 6, 2014
The wind down of PC Leasing continues, with over 2,100 machines ending their leases in FY14! That concludes year two of the three phaseout on individuals machines, so all areas should be seeing the savings in their area now. We're also starting the phase out of lab machines, which will net us another $1m a year in savings (on top of $1m for individual machines!). That phaseout should be finished by FY16, saving the university a good chunk of change.
Staples Advantage Account Representative
July 30, 2014
We're sad to announce that our Staples Advantage account rep, Jackie VanZant, is retiring this week. After ten years on the DePaul account and seventeen with Staples, she felt it was time. Jackie looks forward to her new life in Florida, hunting bears, panthers and sharks (yes, we're being serious - that image is one she actually caught). We wish her the best of luck!
Michael Aulenta will be our next contact person and he looks forward to working with you all.