April 21, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

Procurementstandardize and enhance processes to ensure pricing and transparency

  • Payment Plus Project – (A revenue generating payment program)
    • Supplier Enrollment Metrics – 241 Suppliers Enrolled
      • 178 Suppliers have declined
      • 192 Suppliers are still in recruitment
    • Target Implementation: Q2 – FY14
  • Vendor Add/Update Sync Status remains current (with no more than a one business day backlog).
  • The new 'Construction Advisory Committee' met on 4/2
    • Began review of initial targets – Interior commodities and School of Business related work.
  • Gather data on campus wide construction spend.


Strategic Sourcing:  develop collaborative program across KU-KUMC

  • Potential Contract Opportunities (Under review)
    • Vantage Point Logistics – 3rd Party Freight Management
      • Potential Freight Savings
    • Fisher Scientific – Scientific Supplies
      • Contract mod in work to allow other Regents access to the master KU agreement.
  • KUPPS Catalogs In Work:
    • Business Interiors by Staples  (Furniture) Target Completion Date – 4/28
  • Qiagen (Scientific) Target Completion Date – 5/10

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