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Office Depot’s Winter Newsletter is now Available

Click on Office Depot Newsletter to get the latest news and tips from this eProcurement catalog supplier.

Invitation to UW eProcurement Suppliers: Register Now for the 9th Annual UW Supplier Fair

Suppliers with contracts with the University of Washington are elligible to register to be considered for participation in the 8th annual UW Supplier Fair. It is a first come first served opportunity limited to 80 suppliers. This is a great event to showcase your company’s goods & services and establish and strengthen client relationships with key University of Washington department buyers.

The event is FREE for suppliers and will be held on February 25, 2015 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM in the Husky Union Building (HUB) North & South Ballroom on the Seattle campus at the University of Washington.

If you have already registered, we want to thank you. To ensure consideration for a table at the fair, please register as soon as possible. Supplier registrants will receive detailed fair information in early February.

UW Supplier Fair Registration: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/uwbdp/258968

Questions? Please contact Katherine Wu at 206-616-3741.

Effective 1/1/14, Traditional 40 and 60-watt incandescent bulbs banned

Did you know that starting January 1 it will become illegal for American businesses to either manufacture or import incandescent bulbs? Office Depot has alternatives for you including LED bulbs, compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL), and halogen bulbs. Read the flyer for more information and purchasing options.

UW Hotel Pool: Featuring Inn at the WAC

The Strategic Sourcing Team for Hotels and Conferences (Sophia Meyering, Contract Specialist & Kassy Ellefson, Senior Buyer) have negotiated and executed contracts with over 25 hotels that are available for campus wide use. One of the hotels we would like to highlight today is the Inn at the WAC.

The Inn at the WAC offers a highly competitive rate of $133 for a Single/Double. Their normal guest rate starts at $250 and averages $235 year round. So take advantage of the significant cost savings the next time you need to fly in lecturer.

You can get more information by reading the Inn at the WAC flyer or you can research other hotels in UW Contracts.

Office Depot’s Fall Newsletters now Available

Click on the Office Depot Newsletter or this order consolation guidance to get the latest news and tips from this eProcurement catalog supplier.

Alert to Suppliers: Scam Directed Towards UW Suppliers

(Posted 9/6/13)
Suppliers, please be forewarned, ensure you are doing business with an authorized employee of the University of Washington. The University of Washington has been experiencing numerous fraudulent emails to our suppliers posing as UW employees in an attempt to purchase items on behalf of the UW.

The perpetrators of this scheme are requesting quotes not using typical UW processes to do so and are not using a valid University email address. All University email addresses will end in either u.washington.edu or uw.edu. It is a rare occurrence for the UW to initiate a purchase by requesting a quote through email without providing a valid University Purchase order number, University delivery location, department contact name and phone number. Deliveries to personal residences are not allowed. Most of our purchases are going through our eProcurement system to UW registered suppliers on the Ariba network. Additional information and guidance about scams is located here.

VWR seminar series (1st seminar- Film vs. CCD)

(Posted 8/27/13)
VWR is sponsoring a series of seminars focused on Western blotting and Protein purification. The series kicks-off with a seminar from Roberto Diez on August 29, 2013.

Film vs. CCD: Quantitative Comparisons for Western Blotting
Thursday, August 29, 2013
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM EST Read the flyer for more information, or please contact Ngu Quach at 425-877-5122.
Registration link: https://vwrgewb.webex.com/vwrgewb/onstage/g.php?d=662551882&t=ax1992103.

Read the 3rd Quarter Issue of Office Depot’s Newsletter

(posted 8/14/13)

Find out how you can get the best value with your Office Depot purchases along with a product spotlight and other helpful information to assist you in making informed purchasing choices. Read the newsletter here.

Read Office Depot’s 1st Quarter Newsletter

Office depot publishes newsletters specifically for the UW 4 times a year. Check out the winter edition here. 

Fisher WebReq in eProCurement: What is it?

(Posted 1/16/13)
You can’t find the lab or research item you need? Do you keep looking through various eProcurement catalogs?

Your time is precious and now there’s an easier, quicker option. Use Fisher’s WebReq in eProcurement. This service allows you to submit a purchase request through Fisher for that hard to find item and Fisher will help you locate the item and have it delivered to your lab. Read the Fisher WebReQ instructions or contact Susie Miller at 800-955-6666 x1992103.

Praxair Standing Orders: Action Required

(Posted 1/14/13)
All Praxair eProcurement standing orders set up prior to May 1, 2012 need to be replaced with new eProcurement standing orders.

Please read the Praxair standing order instructions that provide a step-by-step walkthrough on how to create a new standing order. For support questions please contact Dan_Mackenstadt@Praxair.com or Gopesh_Sharma@Praxair.com.

Rush Orders are Now Possible with Fisher

(Posted 12/24/12)
We have exciting news…Fisher has added a rush shipment feature to their punch-out catalog.

Once you have added items to the cart and are ready to check out you will see a new box that states “Rush Shipment” and then in red “additional charges may apply”.  If “Rush Shipment” is chosen, the order will be handled differently than other orders so the shipment can be rushed through the system.

Please note that the only way that Fisher can actually rush a shipment is if they receive the order.  For rush orders, it is critical that department approvals are accomplished as soon as possible.

Office Depot News and Green Announcements

(Posted 11/13/12)
Hot, right off the press is the latest edition of Office Depot’s newsletter.

And if you want some convincing arguments to influence departments into considering the advantages of sustainable purchasing practices, Office Depot has put together a consolidating orders flyer to do just that.


Praxair Named to 2012 Newsweek Green Rankings

(Posted 11/13/12)
Praxair, one of our 43 eProcurement catalog suppliers, has announced that it has been named to the 2012 Newsweek Green Rankings for the fourth consecutive year.

The Green Rankings assess the environmental performance of the largest publicly traded companies in the United States and around the world. Newsweek's list is the result of a rigorous, peer-reviewed research process, including both quantitative and qualitative data from some of the world’s leading environmental research providers.

Partnering with suppliers with award winning sustainable practices is an important standard for UW Procurement Services. The Praxair 2012 Sustainable Development Report is now available.

Keeney's Office Supply Awarded Top 50 Greenest Company in Washington State

(Posted 11/13/12)


B & H Foto Launches in eProcurement

(Posted 10/23/12)
It’s been a busy couple of months in Procurement Services as we continue to expand our supplier catalogs. B & H Foto is the 43rd and newest punch-out catalog in eProcurement and has what has become an expectation for all of our catalog suppliers, eInvoicing.

B & H Foto has been serving imaging markets for more than 30 years and are world renown as the place to go for all photo, video, pro audio and digital imaging needs. B & H is determined to combine honest and helpful dealings with outstanding service before, during, and after the sale.
For more information, please contact B & H Foto’s UW representative, Mark Raymon at 212-536-8044 x2009.

Save 15%-30% on Scientific Equipment Maintenance

(Posted 10/23/12)
Consider switching to the Specialty Underwriters contract for your scientific equipment maintenance needs.


Compostable Foodware Now at Office Depot

(Posted 9/12/12)
Cedar Grove approved and the only UW approved brand of compostable foodware is now available at Office Depot through eProcurement.

Office Depot stocks the following Cedar Grove approved products. To access these list of items, log on to the Office Depot site through eProcurement, click on My Shopping List, and click on Compostable Foodware.
#424923 Cold Cups, 16 oz, Sleeve of 50 #435219 Hot Cups, 8 oz, pack of 50
#435858 Hot Cups, 12 oz, pack of 50
#435957 Hot Cups, 16 oz, pack of 50
#225346 Chinet 100% Recycled Heavy Duty Paper Plates, 7", pack of 125
#225357 Chinet 100% Recycled Heavy Duty Paper Plates, 8 3/4", pack of 125

Office Depot is working on getting more Cedar Grove approved products added to their catalog so stay tuned!! For any questions, please reach out to Scott Komine at scott.komine@officedepot.com or 206-685-3556.

7th Edition of Office Depot's Newsletter

(Posted 8/9/12)
Read the latest edition of Office Depot’s newsletter in which it features information on janitorial supplies, savings on HP toners, a new product spotlight and more. Read it here now.


Meet Anthony Arrienda the new CDW-G Intern

(Posted 7/31/12)
As the new Intern Resource to the University of Washington it is my goal to serve the IT needs of departments across UW. As a UW student, I am local and am the liaison between the University and CDW-G's UW Account Team, Jason Schwartz and Paul Somers based in Chicago. for more information, please read the flyer. 

Helium Supply Reductions

(Posted 7/3/12)
The University of Washington has been notified that Helium supplies will be restricted due to unexpected reductions in supply of crude and refined helium sources.

The Bureau of Land Management recently notified Praxair that supplies will be restricted, and as a result, the University’s allocation of helium will be reduced to 80% of our average monthly volume. The 80% is being calculated by dividing the volume billed over the previous 12 months from May 2011 through April 2012. Allocation may be adjusted as circumstances change and Praxair will provide updates as information become available.

This short term contingency presents a challenge, so if departments could begin reducing Helium consumption it will lessen the impact of the shortage across campus. This contingency is expected to continue for the next 90 days and possibly longer.

If you have questions about this announcement, please contact Praxair representatives: Gopesh Sharma (cell 206-255-9152) or Dan Mackenstadt (cell 206-255-0467)

Green Options with Keeney’s

(Posted 5/1/12)
Keeney's, a local office supply company in eProcurement has the slogan "Put us to work for your office." They are more than a supplier of products but also a UW business partner that helps put the most efficient work environments in place. Find out how efficiency and sustainability go hand in hand in this family-owned business by reading the flyer.

The U.S. Small Business Association Announces New Partnership to Connect Small Businesses with Corporate Supply Chains

(Posted 3/26/12)
WASHINGTON – A new private-public collaboration will help small businesses strengthen their revenue streams by gaining access to more than $300 billion in combined supply chain spending by a consortium of 15 of America’s largest corporations, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced today..........read the whole story here.

CDW-G Improves User Experience with Website Enhancements

(Posted 2/2/12)
Get to know CDW-G’s new website menu, with better navigation tools, and a new mobile-friendly site. Using the new website is easier than ever with elevated visibility for Products, Solutions & Services, and Account Center as well as:
  • expanded menu choices and guided links to help customers quickly find what they need
  • persistent utility bar across all web pages allows customers to easily access their shopping cart, help options, and quick links

Announcing New VWR Website in eProcurement

(Posted 2/2/12
VWR has a new, streamlined look and feel and will provide a better, faster, and more comprehensive experience to help you get
what you need so that you can get back to what's important - your work. As part of VWR’s continuous commitment to bringing you improved solutions, the new site will have some key enhancements to make your experience even better. For additional information click here.

VWR Best Buy List Saves Big Bucks

VWR, a long standing supplier in eProcurement, has over 6,500 VWR Collection Products in their portfolio. A quick look at the numbers from the last 12 months reveals that the UW could have seen savings of $56,362 or 37.3%, if end users had simply selected the VWR Collection alternative for the 68 specific products in this analysis.

Office Depot Named America’s Greenest Retailer By Newsweek Magazine For The Second Year

Office Depot, celebrating 25 years as a leading global provider of office supplies and services, today announced that it has been recognized in Newsweek magazine’s annual Green Rankings, as the greenest large retailer in America for the second year in a row.

Office Depot not only achieved the highest aggregate green score in the U.S. retail industry, but also led in Environmental Management, and disclosure of performance data. Across all industry sectors, Office Depot was ranked as America’s 8th greenest large company, a move up of 10 spots from last year, and was the only retailer in the U.S. top 10 list.

Hewlett-Packard to Keep PC Division

After the announcement a couple of months ago, that HP was going to spinoff their Personal Services group (PSG), HP objectively evaluated the strategic, financial and operational impact of spinning off the Personal Systems Group (PSG). The deep data-driven analysis revealed the significant extent to which PSG contributes to HP’s supply chain efficiencies, distribution breadth, solutions portfolio and overall brand value. It’s clear that keeping PSG within HP is right for customers and partners, right for shareholders, and right for employees.