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November 25, 2013

Monday, November 25, 2013

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 11/21
  • Vendor Add/Change process (backlog) remains current
  • KUPPS utilization – Check Requests vs. Vouchers
    • For the week ending 11/16, Check Req 94%, Voucher 6%
  • Continued SciQuest KU/KUMC Catalog Consortia tasks
    • KUMC SciQuest SUCCESSFUL Go-Live – 111/1213
  • KU SciQuest users are being transitioned to a New User Interface
    • All users will be transitioned by March 2014

Strategic Sourcing:  develop collaborative program across KU-KUMC

  • Under the SciQuest Consortia Agreement, KU catalogs are available for KUMC use
  • Joint KU-KUMC Quarterly Review with Fisher Scientific held on 11/6
  • Strategic Sourcing project plans for IT, FS/DCM, Scientific, General & Contract Enablements are in place and project status is reviewed by Procurement Leadership every two weeks
  • Catalogs In Work:
    • Business Interiors by Stables  (Furniture) Target Completion Date -12/6
    • Matheson (Industrial Gases) Target Completion Date – 12/6
    • Agilent (Scientific) Target Completion Date – 12/6
    • B&H Photo (Camera Equipment) – Target Completion Date -12/6
    • Bio-Rad (Scientific) Target Completion Date – TBD
    • Midwest Scientific – New Agreement Completed Target Completion Date – TBD
    • Qiagen - TBD

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