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January 27, 2014

Monday, January 27, 2014

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 1/24.
  • Vendor Add/Change process (backlog) remains current.
  • KUPPS utilization – Check Requests vs. Vouchers
    • For the week ending 1/18/14, Check Req 94%, Voucher 6%
  • Continued SciQuest KU/KUMC Catalog Consortia tasks
    • KUMC SciQuest SUCCESSFUL Go Live – 11/12
      • No significant issues reported.
  • Transitioning KU SciQuest users to the New User Interface (Phoenix)
    • New users are now starting in the new interface.
    • Continue with Campus Conversion – Increasing Communications (via email)
    • Eight (8) meetings scheduled for Jan-Feb (Including Adobe Connect broadcast).
    • Phoenix Quick Reference Guides have been posted.
    • All users will be transitioned by March 2014.
  • Grant end date – PR Validation update is In Production.
  • User voucher access for this task will be limited by the end of January.

Strategic Sourcing:  develop collaborative program across KU-KUMC

  • Catalogs In Work:
    • Matheson (Industrial Gases) Target Completion Date – 1/31/14
      • Matheson continues to work on Mapping Issues
    • Business Interiors by Staples  (Furniture) Target Completion Date – 2/24/14
      • Staples is Changing from Portal Invoicing to cXML for this catalog
    • Bio-Rad (Scientific) Target Completion Date – 2/24/14
    • Midwest Scientific – New Agreement Completed Target Completion Date – 2/24/14
    • Ferguson (Plumbing Supplies) Target Completion Date – 3/7/14
      • Ferguson resource issue -  Testing to begin 2/24/14
    • Qiagen Target Completion Date – TBD

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