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October 28, 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013

Procurementstandardize and enhance processes to ensure pricing and transparency

  • Procure-to-Pay leadership meetings are scheduled every other week
  • Kick-Off meeting for NEW P2P Advisory Committee held 10/11/13
  • Vendor Add/Change process (backlog) remains current
  • KUPPS utilization – Check Requests vs. Vouchers
    • For the week ending 10/19, Check Req 89%, Voucher 11%
  • Continued SciQuest KU/KUMC Catalog Consortia tasks
    • KUMC goes live with SciQuest the week of 11/11/13

Strategic Sourcing:  develop collaborative program across KU-KUMC

  • Under the SciQuest Consortia Agreement, all KU catalogs are available for KUMC use
  • Catalog Update - Completed
    • Fisher Scientific – Punch-Out Catalog updated to Level II (enhanced search function)
  • Catalogs in work:
    • B&H Photo (Camera Equipment) – target completion date – 11/8
      • Moved one week due to B&H EDI issues
    • Matheson (Industrial Gases) target completion date – 11/8
    • Agilent (Scientific) target completion date – 11/15
    • Bio-Rad (Scientific)
      • Contract price negotiations underway
      • Integration testing (SQ) in process


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