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Procurement Update, September 2017
  A quarterly newsletter from Cornell Procurement and Payment Services

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    Procurement receives fourth Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award  

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

    Update on procure-to-pay process review  

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 of higher procurement card transaction limits, where there is a business need. Read more...

    e-SHOP monthly webinars scheduled  

We are pleased to announce the return of e-SHOP training webinars! Please take an hour to join us from your desk via Zoom. We will provide 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...

    Procurement Certification training available in September and October  

This fall, the Procurement Certification Program sessions will be offered in September and October to financial transaction and business service center staff members. Beginning next spring, the program will be open to all staff members. The certificate program is designed to guide participants through the purchasing decision process including identifying the appropriate payment method, selecting a vendor, processing a purchase order, identifying independent contractors, paying for services, and more. Read more...

    DFA Conversations begin September 19 with Procurement  

Please join Procurement and Payment Services Tuesday, September 19, at 1:30 p.m., in G-01 Biotech for the first of the Division of Financial Affairs' (DFA's) new monthly information sessions. This session will help foster collaborative relationships with the financial professionals in each college and administrative unit by helping us understand how the units work, what challenges they are facing, and how we can improve the procure-to-pay process. Read more...

    Budget Truck Rental updates pricing for low-mileage trips  

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

    VWR rebate increases for fiscal year 2018  

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. Read more...

Procurement Savings
  • Exceeded $9.4 million in cost savings for all fund types for fiscal year 2017
Outreach Activities
Process Improvements and Streamlining
  • Supporting implementation of Concur and new travel and meal cards for the Travel streamlining project
  • Supporting testing and integration for CIT's replacement of the Automated Vendor Form
  • Evaluating procurement processes: documented procure-to-pay processes, completed 15 focus group meetings with customers across campus, and conducted a customer survey

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