Category: Business Services

Announcing Boston University’s new Primary Office Supply Vendor

Announcing Boston University’s new Primary Office Supply Vendor Effective January 2016, W.B. Mason will be Boston University’s primary office supply vendor replacing Office Depot. After an extensive bid process, W.B. Mason was awarded a contract for office supplies. The award was based on competitive pricing and WB Mason’s commitment to providing top tier customer service, […]

BU Branded Stationery & Business Cards

Need Stationery?  Need Business Cards? Here are some do-it-yourself tips and information about a new catalog in the Terrier Marketplace Did you know Boston University letterhead templates are available for download? Visit the Creative Services Brand Identity Standards page to download templates that will meet most of your department needs.  For your other stationery needs, […]

Travel Survey Winner!

Thank you to all of the respondents for taking the time to complete the travel survey. The information collected is extremely valuable. Your feedback will be used to measure our current service levels and to identify areas for improvement. The collected survey data will be summarized and published on Sourcing & Procurement website. The winner […]

New Price Assurance Program from BCD Travel

Beginning Monday, September 23, Boston University has implemented Airfare Price Assurance with BCD Travel. This new feature will check for lower fares on the same itinerary and in the same class of service within the void period (24 hours) if the ticket price drops by $25 or more after reissuing fees. If a lower fare […]

Upgraded Travel Itinerary Service

Effective August 20, Sabre is migrating the VirtuallyThere itinerary service to a new product called TripCase. TripCase is a leading mobile and web service platform for travelers where you can view documents, receive trip reminders, get flight status notifications, and keep everything in one place. This change will not affect how you make your travel […]

Do you need an Agency Temp?

Boston University has a number of staffing and recruiting firms under contract and fully registered to support your temporary staffing needs and augment our recruiting efforts. When a University unit wishes to hire an agency temp or permanent placement, please choose from the list of approved staffing and recruiting firms that have been fully vetted […]

Automated Worker Classification Pre-Qualifying Questionnaire (PQQ) Process

It is critical that Boston University correctly determine whether the individuals providing services to the University are employees or independent contractors. Employees receive W-2s, and the University withholds and pays employment taxes. Independent Contractors receive 1099s that report the compensation paid for services performed. The University normally does not withhold or pay taxes with respect […]

How to Hire Consultants, Contractors, Freelancers and Agency Temps

Sourcing & Procurement is hosting a training course through HR’s Get Trained series on how to properly engage external service providers (i.e., consultants, contractors, and freelancers), as well as agency temps. There will be a session held on each campus at the following times: Campus: Charles River Campus Location: 25 Buick Street, Room 371 – […]

Amtrak Acela Express Reward Program

Are you a frequent Amtrak traveler? Take advantage of their newest reward program! When you register at and take three qualifying roundtrips on Acela January 7 – March 2, 2013, you’ll earn one free roundtrip for travel July 1 through August 29, 2013. Acela Express offers hourly service downtown to downtown during peak morning […]