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December 9, 2013

Monday, December 9, 2013

Procurementstandardize and enhance processes to ensure pricing and transparency

  • Procure to Pay leadership meetings are scheduled every other week.
  • P2P Advisory Committee – next meeting scheduled for 12/13/2013.
  • Vendor Add/Change process (backlog) remains current.
  • KUPPS utilization – Check Requests vs. Vouchers
    • For the week ending 11/30, Check Req 93%, Voucher 7%.
  • Continued SciQuest KU/KUMC Catalog Consortia tasks
    • KUMC SciQuest Go-Live on 11/1213 – working through expected transitions.
  • KU SciQuest users are being transitioned to a New User Interface.
  • All users will be transitioned by March 2014.

Strategic Sourcing:  develop collaborative program across KU-KUMC

  • Under the SciQuest Consortia Agreement, KU catalogs are available for KUMC use.
  • Strategic Sourcing project plans for IT, FS/DCM, Scientific, General & Contract Enablements are in place and project status is reviewed by Procurement Leadership every two weeks.
  • NEW Catalogs:
    • Agilent (Scientific) Live – 12/7/13
  • Catalogs In Work:
    • Business Interiors by Stables  (Furniture) Target Completion Date – 1/3/14
    • Matheson (Industrial Gases) Target Completion Date – 1/3/14
    • B&H Photo (Camera Equipment) Target Completion Date – 1/3/14
    • Ferguson (Plumbing Supplies) Target Completion Date – 1/17/14
    • Bio-Rad (Scientific) Target Completion Date – TBD
    • Midwest Scientific – New Agreement Completed Target Completion Date – TBD
    • Qiagen Target Completion Date – TBD.

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