March 10, 2014

Monday, March 10, 2014

Procurement/P2Pstandardize and enhance processes to ensure pricing and transparency

  • P2P Advisory Committee – Next meeting is scheduled for March 26th.
  • Vendor Add/Change process (backlog) remains current.
  • KUPPS utilization – Check Requests vs. Vouchers
    • For the week ending 3/8, Check Req 97%, Voucher 3%
  • Formal training to transition KU SciQuest users to the New User Interface is complete.
    • KUPPS help desk is supporting individual users and a Web Training Video is available.
  • Update of workflow for IT Software and Radioactive purchases is in work.

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, and Contract Enablements are in place and project status is reviewed by Procurement Leadership every two weeks.
  • Sourcing – Catalog Enablements (for KU & KUMC)
  • Catalogs In Work:
    • Business Interiors by Staples (Furniture) Target Completion Date – 3/17/14
    • Ferguson (Plumbing Supplies) Target Completion Date – 3/24/14
    • Qiagen Target Completion Date – TBD
  • A 'Construction Advisory Committee' is being formed and will be facilitated by Procurement.


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