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Procurement Update, May 2016
  A quarterly newsletter from Cornell Procurement and Payment Services

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    Save the date! Cornell Supplier Show June 9  

This year's Cornell Supplier Show will feature approximately one hundred suppliers of a wide range of products and services. This is your opportunity to see the latest products and services and meet suppliers personally. Read more on the Pawprint website...

    e-SHOP workshops scheduled  

Monthly, one-hour, drop-in e-SHOP workshops have been scheduled to take place in computer labs across campus. In addition, a new e-SHOP reference guide has been published that contains step-by-step instructions for various common tasks. Read more...

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

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. Read more...

    Buying Manual updated March 1 and May 10  

On March 1, we updated two sections of the Buying Manual: 205, Vendor Setup and 302, PCard Prohibited Transactions. Read more...

On May 10, several improvements were made to the Buying Manual, including the removal of duplicate information and clarification of contract signature requirements. Read more...

    Year-end requisition processing deadlines  

Deadlines for Procurement's year-end closing have been posted to our website. Read more...

    Procurement provides updated FAQ  

We recently updated our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to serve you better. We’ve added more ordering how-to’s in the e-SHOP FAQ, and more information on contracts in Buying FAQ.

The FAQ are available on the following pages:

Also see our PCard FAQ.

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

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. W. B. Mason has been visiting campus this spring to provide samples of sustainable products to departments who currently purchase non-recycled paper. Read more...

    Tips for navigating Procurement's new website  

Some users have reported that it's difficult to find what they need on the new Procurement website. 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. Read more...

Procurement Savings
  • Achieved FY 2016 savings of $2.9 million for all fund types, as of April 30, 2016
Outreach Activities
  • Conducted e-SHOP focus group meetings
  • Conducted annual customer satisfaction survey with FTC/BSC
  • Scheduled monthly e-SHOP workshops
  • Plan to conduct Procurement Certification training, beginning in August 2016
Process Improvements and Streamlining
  • Updated the Buying Manual in response to customer feedback
  • Supporting redesign of Buying Manual
  • Supporting evaluation of systems in conjunction with Travel and Service Provider streamlining activities

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