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W.B. Mason Catalog Now Live

W.B. Mason catalog now available! The W.B. Mason office supply catalog is now live in the Terrier Marketplace. Visit the punch out catalog in the Terrier Marketplace today to begin shopping for your office supply needs. Click here for a demo on how to access the catalog Please note: If the catalog does not load […]

Supplier Name and PO Number

Supplier Name and PO Number Added to Shopping Carts Query View Supplier Name & PO Number from Shopping Carts Query in BUworks In response to user feedback, BUworks, in collaboration with Sourcing & Procurement, has added the Supplier name and the Purchase Order number to the Shopping Carts queries on the Overview page and the […]

New Office Standard

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 W.B. […]

New BU Printer Standards

New BU Printer Standards Announcing New Printer Standards A team of representatives from the various schools and IS&T has established university-wide printer standards in efforts to streamline the management and support of the university’s printer fleet and to reduce overall costs associated with equipment and consumables spend. HP won the University’s business by offering the […]

Reminder: Laboratory Supply & Equipment Expo Is This Thursday

Sourcing & Procurement is hosting a supplier show this Thursday, April 3rd featuring preferred research, scientific, staffing and technology vendors. This event is a great opportunity to meet the sales representatives and learn more about new product offerings in a relaxed and informal manner. To see the complete list of suppliers or learn more about […]

Toner Scam

Several departments across campus have been recently targeted for toner scams. The scamming companies pose as suppliers with generic, familiar sounding names, and as BU departments like IT. They call to solicit orders or to ask you to help take “unwanted” toners off their hands at “special” prices. The Federal Trade Commission has published detailed […]

New Procurement Courses

Two new courses have been added for advanced shoppers and department approvers. Shopping Cart Creation (Intermediate) covers advanced functionality such as split cost distribution, add/remove approvers, copy and delete shopping carts, buy on behalf, and edit shopping carts that are currently in approval. A pre-requisite of the intermediate course is the Shopping Cart Creation (Basic) […]

Corning Life Sciences Acquires Becton Dickinson

Corning Incorporated announced that it has completed the acquisition of the majority of BD’s (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Discovery Labware business. Over the coming months, Corning will integrate four of Discovery Labware’s main product platforms into the Corning Life Sciences business segment: plastic consumable labware, biologically coated plastic consumable labware, cell culture reagents, and ADME […]

New Affymetrix Agreement

Sourcing & Procurement has awarded a two year contract to Affymetrix for GeneChip probe arrays, reagents, and instrumentation products. The new agreement offers product discounts for large volume orders, growth incentives, reduced freight on consumable orders, and yearly price protection. Please contact Bob Simboli at 617-353-8753 for additional information.

PCard Excluded Purchase: Gift Cards

Gift cards, prizes, or awards may be reported as taxable compensation and subject to appropriate federal, state, and employment tax withholding. Since the use of gift cards requires special approvals in advance and is subject to detailed recordkeeping, the PCard should not be used to purchase gift cards. In unusual and extenuating circumstances, gift cards […]