May 19, 2014

Monday, May 19, 2014

Procurementstandardize and enhance processes to ensure pricing and transparency

  • The Construction Advisory Committee
    • Next meeting scheduled for 5/22.
  • Payment Plus
    • Supplier Enrollment Metrics – 288 Suppliers Enrolled
      • 205 Suppliers have declined.
      • 137 Suppliers are still in recruitment.
    • Target Implementation: TBD
    • Procurement has begun contacting Key Suppliers that have declined along with additional identified targeted suppliers.

Strategic Sourcing:  develop collaborative program across KU-KUMC

  • Contract Opportunities
    • Vantage Point Logistics – 3rd Party Freight Management Company
      • Freight Savings Potential under review.
    • Fisher Scientific – Scientific Supplies
      • Fisher BOR Draft under review.
  • Catalog Enablements  
    • Catalogs In Work:
      • Business Interiors by Staples  (Furniture) Target Completion Date – 5/30
      • Qiagen (Scientific) Target Completion Date – 5/30

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