News & Outreach
PAS Closure will be completed this Monday, January 11th
UWIT has completed programming changes that will remove requisition entry and approval in PAS, rendering all PAS access as Inquiry-only this Monday, January 11th. The UW technical team will make these changes to PAS between 10:00am – 12:00 pm. New, Inquiry-only PAS access will be visible the next time a user logs into PAS beginning any time between 10:00am - 12:00 pm Monday depending on their current access.
The partnership with our department customers has been remarkable and we’d like to congratulate all of you for the effort that has taken place all across our three UW campuses to make this PAS closure possible. We can’t thank you enough.
More information about about the PAS shutdown is on the Closing Purchasing & Accounts Payable System (PAS) webpage.
UW is having ongoing discussions with Amazon Business to incorporate them into our Ariba eProcurement eco-system and we are hopeful that it can be accomplished sometime in 2016. But first, we need your help to complete an account consolidation effort to:
- convert any current Amazon Prime user into an Amazon Business Account
- bring any existing Amazon Business account under UW’s master account
If you are currently using an Amazon Prime Account to make purchases for your department, if you have already established an Amazon Business Account for your organization, or if you are interested to sign up for a new Amazon Business Account, please review the Amazon Business webpage and then contact UW’s Amazon Business Master Account Administrator, Ray Hsu, at 206-543-0793 for further details.
DES Procurement Training Update
The procurement reform law (RCW 39.26.110) which became effective on July 1, 2013, State of Washington requires all state employees whose jobs involve “developing, executing or managing procurement or contracts (for goods and services)”, to fulfill certain training requirements in order to be able to continue performing their Procurement Duties.
Procurement Services eNews chronicles UW procurement news and information to assist faculty and staff in staying knowledgeable by providing tips, guidance and details about upcoming improvements with UW systems or processes in our rapidly changing procurement landscape.
eNews Bulletin: Mettler-Toledo Rainin Catalog Not Currently Available - April 15, 2016
Rainin Instrument, LLC and Mettler-Toledo Inc. have combined to become Mettler-Toledo Rainin, LLC. The Rainin Instrument catalog is not available for placing orders and Rainin Instrument (Supplier # 112895) and Mettler-Toledo (Supplier # 169452) will be unavailable in eProcurement while updates are being made. Please use your ProCard to place urgent orders. For any questions, please contact email@example.com.
eNews Bulletin: Ariba Firefox Browser Retirement - March 21, 2016The Special Ariba Firefox (ESR version) Browser has been retired. We highly encourage you to update your browser to a newer version. Detailed instructions on verifying, uninstalling, and updating your web browser can be found on the Supported Browsers webpage.
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Procurement Business Reviews
One way to recognize what needs improvement in Procurement Services or a department process is with dialog on a regular basis to understand where departments are having difficulties interacting with procurement systems or processes. Our Outreach Program includes a department business review that focuses on pain points and opportunities to streamline department processes. We bring data in the form of a Departmental Dashboard Report, in addition to system and process specialists from Procurement Services to listen and problem solve collaboratively.
For a business review appointment, please contact: