January 17, 2012 - Cornell Procurement Services, Financial Business Service Centers
In August, the Office for Supply Management Services (SMS) introduced a new category of supplier called "Strategic Preferred Suppliers" and announced that the first agreement under this new designation had been awarded to VWR International (VWR). The award was made based on VWR's ability to provide significant discounts to the university, to become a distributor for other lab and scientific suppliers, to provide enhanced customer service representation, and to commit to achieving annual customer satisfaction improvement goals.
VWR has already begun working with Cornell's suppliers and select manufacturers to distribute their products. This will provide additional discounts, simplified ordering through e-SHOP, free shipping, and streamlined delivery. A list of the companies currently available through VWR is available on the VWR page of our website. You may visit either the suppliers' or manufacturers' hosted e-SHOP catalog or VWR's punch-out site to order. Additional suppliers and manufacturers will be added to VWR's e-SHOP punch-out site in the coming months.