June 2, 2014

Monday, June 2, 2014

Procurementstandardize and enhance processes to ensure pricing and transparency

  • The Construction Advisory Committee  
    • Meeting held on 5/22 – Continue work on Interior Commodities
  • Payment Plus (No Change)                
    • Supplier Enrollment Metrics – 288 Suppliers Enrolled
      • 205 Suppliers have declined
      • 137 Suppliers are still in recruitment
    • Target Implementation: Q1 FY15
    • Procurement is contacting Key Suppliers that have declined along with additional identified targeted suppliers


Strategic Sourcing:  develop collaborative program across KU-KUMC

  • Contract Opportunities
    • Fisher Scientific – Scientific Supplies
      • Fisher BOR Draft Received and will be presented to BOR Purchasing Group on 6/11
    • Vantage Point Logistics – 3rd Party Freight Management Company
      • Freight Savings Potential under review
  • Catalog Enablements  
    • Catalogs In Work:
      • Business Interiors by Staples  (Furniture) –  Target Completion Date – 6/13
        • Working through final details & Test Orders
      • Qiagen (Scientific) Target Completion Date – 6/13

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