May 5, 2014

Monday, May 5, 2014

Procurementstandardize and enhance processes to ensure pricing and transparency

  • The Construction Advisory Committee  met on 4/22/2014
    • Initial Focus on Interiors Commodities
    • A Furniture RFP has been issued
  • Vendor Add/Update Sync Status remains current (with no more than a one business day backlog)
  • Payment Plus
    • Supplier Enrollment Metrics – 271 Suppliers Enrolled
      • 191 Suppliers have declined
      • 169 Suppliers are still in recruitment
    • Target Implementation: Q2 – FY14
    • In May, Procurement will begin contacting Key Suppliers that have declined along with additional identified targeted suppliers (review of candidates is underway)


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 provided a draft on 5/1/2014 of a proposal that would allow the other Board of Regents schools to enter individual engagements that takes advantage of many of the KU/KUMC agreement terms.
  • Catalog Enablements  
    • Catalogs In Work:
      • Business Interiors by Staples (Furniture) target completion date – 05/12/2014

Qiagen (Scientific) target completion date – 05/26/2014

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