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Procurement Update Newsletter

The Office for Supply Management Services (SMS) publishes the Procurement Update quarterly newsletter and distributes it by e-mail to members of the Cornell community who have signed up to hear from them. To subscribe to the newsletter, manage your subscriptions online

The full contents of each issue are posted here. Between issues, please watch our home page for news releases and articles about other departments’ collaborations with SMS.

July 2012 Procurement Update

In this issue: Cornell Hosts Largest Supplier Show Yet; Issues the First Supplier Recognition Awards | Cornell 2012 Supplier Show Survey Results Reveal Success! | Caution Regarding E-mails from Suppliers | Sixty-Five New Preferred and Contract Suppliers Added in Fiscal Year 2012! | America To Go Program Expands to Include Dining In at Restaurants | Copier Pilot Project Produces Big Results | Cornell’s Scientific Community Praises “Lunch and Learn” Sessions with VWR International | Fiscal Year 2012 Reverse Auctions Provided Six New Contracts | Office Furniture Contract Awarded to Herman Miller, through Sedgwick Business Interiors | New Contract with Best Buy for Business for Electronics and Accessories

April 2012 Procurement Update

In this issue: WebEx Selected to Provide Web Conferencing Services | Cornell Chooses ProCarpet as Preferred Supplier for Flooring | Twenty-four New Preferred and Contract Suppliers Now Available! | America To Go Program Expands to Include Dining In at Restaurants | New "Find a Supplier" Feature in Spend Viz Speeds Ordering | Save the Date for the Vendor Show! | Cornell Transitions Corporate Travel Card Service to US Bank | New Search Features, Other Improvements Enhance e-SHOP

January 2012 Procurement Update

In this issue: Savings for Promotional Items and Custom Apparel | More Suppliers Consolidated under VWR International | e-SHOP Enhanced, Especially for Office Supplies | Spend Viz Enhanced to Integrate with KFS | Save the Date for the Vendor Show! | New HVAC Reverse Auction Continues Savings Initiative

August 2011 Procurement Update

In this issue: Procurement Initiative Update | Progress on Procurement Initiative | Reverse Auctions Prove Successful in Achieving Savings | Office Supplies Minimum Order Size Pilot Delivered on Expectations | "Strategic Preferred Suppliers" Provide Multiyear Savings and More | Verizon Wireless Increases Savings for Cornell

April 2011 Procurement Update

In this issue: An Unprecedented Number of Sourcing Projects Draws Record Participation | Specialty Underwriters Reduces Costs by Consolidating Maintenance and Warranty Services | Sharing Resources with Weill Cornell Medical College Generates Mutual Benefits | Manage E-mail Subscriptions to SMS News and Announcements Online | 2011 Preferred Vendor Show Cancelled | Fifty New Contracts Generate Significant Savings on Several Commodities | Countdown to Kuali Financial System Launch

January 2011 Procurement Update

In this issue: Procurement Initiative Update | Progress on Initiative Objectives | New Reverse Auctions Drive Prices Down | Departments Gain Savings Strategies through Business Spend Review Meetings with SMS | Preferred Supplier Meetings | New Preferred and Contracted Suppliers Now Available! | How Can SMS Help You?