June 16, 2014

Monday, June 16, 2014

Procurementstandardize and enhance processes to ensure pricing and transparency

  • The Construction Advisory Committee
    • Purchasing to lead an updated Strategic Sourcing initiative.
  • Payment Plus                                              
    • Supplier Enrollment Metrics – 288 Suppliers Enrolled
    • Target Implementation: Q1 FY15
    • Procurement is working to recruit additional suppliers – will report metrics soon


Strategic Sourcing:  develop collaborative program across KU-KUMC

  • Contract Opportunities
    • Fisher Scientific – Scientific Supplies
      • Working on an amendment that replace the BOR based State of Kansas Contract that expires Oct-14.
    • Vantage Point Logistics – 3rd Party Freight Management Company
      • Working to determine potential method that will work with Research Funds.
  • Catalog Enablements  
    • Catalogs In Work:
      • Business Interiors by Staples (Furniture) –  Target Completion Date – 6/20
        • Working through final details & Test Orders.
      • Qiagen (Scientific) Target Completion Date – 6/13
        • Test Order in Process!

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