Procurement News

Buying Manual updated December 1, 2018

Dec 05, 2018

The Buying Manual was updated on December 1, 2018.

Calendar Year-end Purchase Order Deadlines

Nov 20, 2018

To ensure processing prior to the end of the calendar year, certain following items must be received by Procurement and Payment Services by specific dates.

Buying Manual updated November 12, 2018

Nov 13, 2018

Updates include instructions on a new Technology Risk Assessment process and clarification on responsibilities for reporting conflicts of interest.

Update on Targeted Diverse Supplier Initiative

Oct 05, 2018

The effort to grow awareness of and interaction with diverse suppliers has been effective with an increase in annual purchase volume from $31.4 million in 2013 to $44.9 million in 2018. The targeted diverse supplier program has yielded over $8 million in growth for select suppliers since the program’s inception in 2013.

Procurement Certification Training open to all staff this fall

Oct 05, 2018

The Procurement Certification Program, which was launched for business service center staff members in 2016, is open to all campus staff members beginning this fall.

e-SHOP Monthly Webinars scheduled for 2019

Oct 05, 2018

Procurement Services will continue hosting monthly webinars this year and in 2019 to help campus purchasers learn more about e-SHOP. These workshops provide basic e-SHOP training and familiarize users with features that may help make purchasing easier.

New janitorial suppliers and other enhancements from suppliers added to e-SHOP

Oct 05, 2018

Johnston Food Service and Cleaning Solutions is now available to e-SHOP users in Building Care, and W.B. Mason was awarded a custodial agreement to serve other departments. Hill & Markes has added a punch-out site, and America To Go has added a new customer dashboard for diverse supplier spending.

Procurement receives national award for fifth year

Oct 05, 2018

For the fifth year in a row, Cornell’s Procurement and Payment Services has been awarded the Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award from the National Procurement Institute (NPI).

Buying Manual updated July 1, 2018

Jul 02, 2018

The Export Control Office has updated the roles and responsibilities for the end user, business service centers, Procurement and Payment Services, and the Export Control Officer in Buying Manual section 617, Export Controls.

Suppliers Showcase provides visibility to Cornell's vendors

Jun 15, 2018

Though outdoor temperatures were hot, attendees asked questions, looked for giveaway items and special deals, and tasted a variety of food from Cornell and local cafes and caterers.

Strategic Sourcing Manager Glenn Morey is retiring

May 30, 2018

After 39 years of service, Glenn Morey will be retiring from Cornell Procurement and Payment Services on July 30, 2018. His last day in the office is June 1.

Procurement Services hosting annual supplier show June 1

May 01, 2018

The annual supplier show hosted by Procurement and Payment Services will be held on June 1, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., in Barton Hall.

Sedgwick Business Interiors now offers discounts to Cornell employees

Feb 22, 2018

Thanks to the work of our strategic sourcing team, employees can now receive significant discounts off retail pricing from Sedgwick Business Interiors.

America To Go offers breakfast from Rogan’s Corner

Feb 22, 2018

Rogan’s Corner is offering breakfast delivery through America To Go in e-SHOP. Rogan’s offers a variety of breakfast options as well as beverages.

e-SHOP adds Amazon as supplier

Feb 16, 2018

Cornell e-SHOP users now are able to buy from Amazon for Business. Procurement and Payment Services has been piloting a program with Amazon in e-SHOP since September 2017 and has received positive customer feedback.

Buying Manual updated February 1, 2018

Feb 02, 2018

Along with our efforts to make buying easier for the campus, the Buying Manual has been updated in conjunction with the increase in the university bid limit to $25,000 and the e-SHOP transaction limit to $1,500.

Buying for university-related business is simplified

Feb 01, 2018

Effective Feb. 1, the limits on e-SHOP transactions and university bids will be raised.

Buying Manual updated December 8, 2017

Dec 11, 2017

There were several updates to the Buying Manual effective December 8, 2017.

Deadlines for processing purchase orders by calendar year-end

Nov 29, 2017

Deadlines for ensuring your requisitions and other procurement items are processed before the end of the calendar year.

Buying Manual updated October 1, 2017

Oct 17, 2017

Several sections of the Buying Manual were updated effective October 1, 2017. Changes include expansion of the transaction limit options for procurement cards.

VWR rebate increases for fiscal year 2018

Sep 13, 2017

Thank you for transitioning business to VWR and for approving payments in a timely manner. Your efforts resulted in the increased rebate for fiscal year 2018.

Budget Truck Rental updates pricing for low-mileage trips

Sep 13, 2017

Budget Truck Rental now offers Cornell more cost-effective options for low-mileage moves, along with vetted insurance coverage and direct billing.

DFA Conversations begin September 19 with Procurement

Sep 13, 2017

Vice President for Financial Affairs and Interim Treasurer Gerald Hector has initiated a series of ongoing, monthly gatherings designed to encourage and facilitate information exchange between the Division of Financial Affairs (DFA) and its campus partners.

Update on procure-to-pay process review

Sep 13, 2017

This fall, we will be working with your centers and business officers to review procurement card transaction limits and strategic deployment in the colleges and administrative units.

Procurement receives fourth Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award

Aug 28, 2017

For the fourth year in a row, Cornell Procurement and Payment Services (Procurement) has been awarded the Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award from the National Procurement Institute (NPI).

e-SHOP Monthly Webinars Scheduled

Aug 25, 2017

Procurement Services will be hosting monthly webinars this year to help campus purchasers learn more about e-SHOP.

Procurement Certification training available in September and October

Aug 02, 2017

The Procurement Certification Program, which last fall was launched for financial transaction and business service center (FTC/BSC) staff members, continues with two sessions this fall.

Accounts Payable has moved to the East Hill Office Building

Jul 19, 2017

The Accounts Payable department, which was previously located at 341 Pine Tree Road (East Hill Plaza) is now located in the offices occupied by Procurement and Payment Services at 395 Pine Tree Road, Suite 330 (East Hill Office Building).

One thousand attend annual Supplier Show

Jun 30, 2017

More than 1,000 attended the 2017 annual supplier show June 1 in Barton Hall, hosted by Procurement and Payment Services. The event provided an opportunity for members of the Cornell community to meet Cornell’s contract suppliers, learn about their products and services, and hear about the savings and efficiencies they provide – as well as win door prizes.

Procurement Services hosts annual supplier show June 1

May 26, 2017

Procurement Services will host its annual supplier show June 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Barton Hall.

Printing from KFS after the recent upgrade

May 26, 2017

Since the KFS upgrade, the ability to print documents using the browser print button from within the KFS application is no longer available. Users are asked to avoid printing, whenever possible, but options are available for instances where printing is unavoidable.

Improved phone coverage with T-Mobile

May 26, 2017

After two years of planning and preparation we are pleased to announce that T-Mobile has a new campus cell site on the roof of Bradfield Hall that went on the air on February 21, 2017.

America To Go makes it easier to find diverse restaurants and caterers

May 26, 2017

America To Go has been working diligently to increase access to local restaurants and caterers, particularly those identified as minority-owned, women-owned, and veteran-owned.

New features offered by VWR

May 26, 2017

VWR, one of our largest lab and science suppliers, recently released an update to its order tracking system, Order Status, which allows the Cornell campus customers to track orders.

Two Procurement Certification training sessions coming this fall

May 26, 2017

This fall, the Procurement Certification Program sessions will be offered in September and October.

New resources available for buyers on Procurement website

May 26, 2017

To help make buying at Cornell easier, we’ve updated the For Buyers section of our website with new information and a quick guide. We’ve also updated our e-SHOP training resources and will be hosting more e-SHOP workshops in the coming fiscal year!

Grad students offer diverse suppliers a better shot at growth

May 26, 2017

For the fourth consecutive year, diverse businesses recently collaborated with Cornell Procurement Services and BR Consulting, a nonprofit, student-run consulting firm based at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management to come up with solutions to business problems of the suppliers' choice.

Buying Manual updated May 1, 2017

May 01, 2017

Effective May 1, 2017, several updates were made to the Buying Manual.

KFS and e-SHOP to get a new look and feel on April 23

Apr 17, 2017

On Sunday, April 23, the Kuali Financial System (KFS) will undergo an upgrade that will update the look and feel of the system.

KFS is getting a facelift: Upgrade to KFS 7 to occur in April

Mar 30, 2017

On April 23, after a scheduled upgrade completes, KFS users will experience a new look and feel to the Kuali Financial System (KFS). The upgrade to KFS 7 will include usability improvements to enhance the user’s experience.

Buying Manual updated February 6, 2017

Feb 24, 2017

The 200, 500, and 700 sections of the Buying Manual and several contracts were updated on February 6.

Tips for cell phone accounts

Dec 12, 2016

Departments and faculty and staff members can take advantage of Cornell’s preferred supplier agreements with AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless for discounts on cellular phones, plans, and accessories. Here are some helpful tips to get you started with corporate or personal accounts.

Three university suppliers granted New York State MWBE certification

Sep 26, 2016

We are pleased to announce that three of Cornell’s suppliers have been certified by New York State as Woman-owned Business Enterprises.

Dennis Butts retires after 30 years of service!

Sep 26, 2016

After 30 years of service to Cornell University, Dennis Butts retired on August 31.

Shred-it and Cintas merger provides opportunity for savings

Sep 26, 2016

Shred-it, merged with Cintas, now offers lower pricing and a broader range of services for on- and off-site paper shredding, as well as document destruction.

Strategic Sourcing works with campus partners to deliver savings

Sep 26, 2016

Our strategic sourcing team recently collaborated with Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and University Communications on two projects to help Cornell achieve savings on purchases of laboratory (lab) coats and offset and multicolor printing.

Procurement Certification training program launched in September

Sep 26, 2016

In September, the Procurement Certification Program was launched to financial transaction and business service center (FTC/BSC) staff members.

Buying Manual updated September 12, 2016

Sep 22, 2016

Updates have been made to Buying Manual sections 402 and 603.

Popular annual supplier show draws employees and vendors

Jul 22, 2016

Nearly 1,400 Cornell employees and 98 suppliers joined staff from Cornell Procurement and Payment Services June 9 in Barton Hall for the 2016 annual Cornell Supplier Show.

Tips for navigating Procurement’s new website

May 27, 2016

In this article, we provide some help with finding information about suppliers, forms, and other tools, and we point out some useful features on our new home page.

Procurement Services and W. B. Mason join forces to promote recycled copy paper

May 27, 2016

We recently partnered with our copy paper and office supplies preferred supplier, W. B. Mason, to conduct a campus campaign to reduce the purchase of virgin (non-recycled) paper on the Ithaca campus.

Procurement provides updated FAQ

May 27, 2016

We recently updated some of our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to serve you better.

Discounts on ground transportation to Syracuse airport during Ithaca airport runway resurfacing

May 27, 2016

During the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport runway closure in July, Ithaca Airline Limousine will be offering discounts for ground transportation to the Syracuse Hancock International Airport.

e-SHOP workshops scheduled

May 24, 2016

New monthly e-SHOP workshops led by Procurement’s e-Business team have been scheduled. The workshops will take place in computer labs across campus.

Year-end requisition processing deadlines

May 11, 2016

To ensure processing prior to the fiscal year-end close, the following items must be received by Procurement Services by the specified dates.

Buying Manual updated May 10, 2016

May 11, 2016

We recently completed an overall review of the Buying Manual content and made some changes.

Buying Manual updated March 1, 2016

Mar 02, 2016

Two minor changes have been made to the Buying Manual regarding vendor types and prohibited transactions.

Tax Office revises evaluation requirements for service providers

Feb 11, 2016

The Service Provider Evaluation Form can now be used for certain service providers in lieu of the separate service provider questionnaire.

Visit campus service providers in e-SHOP!

Feb 11, 2016

Visit our Cornell colleagues in e-SHOP and make purchases from The Cornell Store and The Technology Connection.

Procurement website and Buying Manual improvements under way

Feb 11, 2016

We have made several improvements in response to the survey, focus groups, and in-person interviews conducted last fall.

Buying Manual Updated February 1, 2016

Feb 03, 2016

In response to feedback received during the Buying Manual survey and focus group meetings, updates have been made to the Buying Manual.

Thank You for Participating in Our e-SHOP Survey!

Jan 28, 2016

e-SHOP usability survey a success.

Buying Manual Updated January 1, 2016

Jan 28, 2016

Changes to Procurement Services' Buying Manual affect payment options for business travel and procurement card receipt processing.

Procurement Gateway Update

Jan 05, 2016

With the campus-wide implementation of the new PCard Receipt Processing System (ImageNow), an enhancement has been made to the Procurement Gateway.

Take advantage of America To Go's Direct Billing Dine-In Program

Dec 15, 2015

America To Go® offers in-house dining at Ithaca area restaurants with e-SHOP integration for reservations and payments.

Buying Manual updated November 17, 2015

Dec 10, 2015

Recent updates were made to the content of sections 307, Special Considerations for FTC/BSC Cardholders and 502, Contracts, and two new sections have been added.

Paying for catering and event space just got easier!

Dec 10, 2015

The process for procuring catering, event space rental, and small services has been simplified.

News: Verizon Wireless employee discounts to change on Dec. 14

Dec 02, 2015

In late October, Cornell employees received letters from Verizon Wireless about changes to the employee discounts, which go into effect for existing and new lines Dec. 14.

Cornell Chronicle: Cornell buyers save time with e-SHOP shopping carts

Nov 11, 2015

Cornell President Elizabeth Garrett has asked all faculty and staff to assess how they can weed out unnecessary regulation, duplicative structures and burdensome paperwork.

Improved preferred supplier agreements for laboratory supplies and equipment

Aug 31, 2015

VWR International and Life Technologies are offering two new programs that support our efforts to improve supplier agreements through cost savings and improved customer service.

Finding the Procurement Gateway just got easier

Aug 31, 2015

A link to the Gateway was just added to CUinfo under Administration, Faculty, and Staff.

Healthier foods coming to campus vending machines

Jul 10, 2015

Over the summer, current vending machines on campus will be replaced with new machines containing healthier snacks.

Roberts Office Interiors joins Sedgwick Business Interiors in new office furniture contract

Jul 10, 2015

Sedgwick Business Interiors and Roberts Office Interiors have been awarded contracts for office and common area furniture, furniture reconfiguration services, design services, delivery, installation, and warranty repairs.

One thousand-plus attend supplier show

Jun 26, 2015

More than 1,100 Cornell employees, 109 suppliers and staff from Cornell Procurement Services gathered in Barton Hall June 10 for the 2015 annual Cornell Supplier Show.

MBA students offer consulting to diverse businesses for the second year

Jun 15, 2015

Building on last year’s success, a group of MBA students worked with four diverse businesses to help them boost sales with Cornell and review their business plans.

Procurement Services to host annual supplier show

May 18, 2015

The annual supplier show will be held June 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., in Barton Hall, hosted by Procurement Services.

Year-end Requisition Processing Deadlines

May 12, 2015

Year-end requisition processing deadlines from Procurement Services.

More features added to Spend Viz

Nov 01, 2012

we have added new features to the Spend Viz query screens and created new reports to help review procurement card transactions and e-SHOP orders, and monitor workflow, unauthorized purchase orders, balances on recurring purchase orders, etc.

New "Find a Supplier" feature in Spend Viz speeds ordering

Apr 27, 2012

Cornell’s spend analysis tool, Spend Viz, has been enhanced to include an easy-to-use Find a Supplier feature, which is available to all faculty, staff members, and students.