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

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    Procurement Services receives third Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award  

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

    e-SHOP workshops scheduled  

Monthly e-SHOP workshops led by Procurement’s e-Business team continue. The workshops take place in computer labs across campus. Read more...

    Three university suppliers granted New York State MWBE certification  

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

    Shred-it and Cintas merger provides opportunity for savings  

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

    Tips for cell phone accounts  

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. We've provided some helpful tips to get you started with corporate or personal accounts. Read more...

    Strategic Sourcing works with campus partners to deliver savings  

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

    Procurement Certification training program launched in September  

In September, the Procurement Certification Program was launched to financial transaction and business service center (FTC/BSC) staff members. Additional training sessions will be conducted for FTC/BSC staff in January, April, September, and October 2017. Read more...

    Buying Manual updated in September  

On September 12, we updated Section 402, Bid Solicitation and Exemptions and Section 603, Isotopes and Radioactive Materials. Read more...

    Dennis Butts retires after 30 years of service!  

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

Procurement Savings
  • Established goal of $2 million for all fund types by June 30, 2017
Outreach Activities
  • Conducting monthly e-SHOP workshops
  • Conducted Procurement Certification Training in September, and scheduled additional training dates for 2017
  • Hosting monthly meetings with FTC/BSC directors
Process Improvements and Streamlining
  • Supporting evaluation of systems in conjunction with Travel streamlining project
  • Supporting evaluation of systems in conjunction with CIT’s replacement of the Automated Vendor Form
  • Evaluating procurement processes and documenting procure-to-pay processes

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