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Procurement Update, February 2018
  A quarterly newsletter from Cornell Procurement and Payment Services

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    Buying for university-related business is simplified  

Effective Feb. 1, the limits on e-SHOP transactions and university bids were raised, streamlining Cornell’s purchasing process on the Ithaca campus for smaller items and reducing the number of forms needed for larger purchases. Read more...

    e-SHOP adds Amazon as supplier  

Cornell’s e-SHOP users are now able to buy from Amazon for Business, Procurement and Payment Services has announced. Among other benefits are easy access to Amazon products in e-SHOP and free shipping on orders over $25. Read more...

    e-SHOP monthly training webinars scheduled  

Procurement hosts monthly e-SHOP training webinars! Join these hour-long Zoom sessions for an overview of the basic shopping functions and features that make ordering easier, such as setting a default delivery address, adding favorite accounts, using personal favorite shopping lists for frequent or infrequent purchases. Read more...

    Buying Manual updated February 1, 2018  

Several updates were made to the Buying Manual on February 1 in support of the bid limit and e-SHOP transaction limit increases. Read more...

    Procurement Services to host annual supplier show June 1  

Mark your calendars! 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. The event provides 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 offer to Cornell departments.

    America To Go offers breakfast from Rogan’s Corner  

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. Read more...

    Sedgwick Business Interiors now offers discounts to Cornell employees  

Thanks to the work of our strategic sourcing team, employees can now receive significant discounts off retail pricing from Sedgwick Business Interiors. Products include desks, seating, tables, storage (file cabinets, etc.), and ergonomic tools such as keyboard trays. For a quotation, contact Sedgwick Customer Service. All personal purchases are subject to sales tax and delivery charges. To learn more about these and other employee discounts, please visit Employee Personal Purchase Discounts.

Procurement Savings
  • Exceeded $9.4 million in cost savings for all fund types for fiscal year 2017
Outreach Activities
  • Hosting monthly e-SHOP training webinars in FY 2018
  • Providing Procurement Certification training sessions in September and October
  • Hosting monthly meetings with BSC directors
Process Improvements and Streamlining
  • Supporting the pilot phase of Concur project and the associated travel and meal card program for the Travel streamlining project
  • Supporting testing and integration for CIT's replacement of the Automated Vendor Form
  • Evaluating procurement processes and developing plans for pilot projects

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