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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 […]

New Addition to the BU Office Depot Team

We are pleased to announce the addition of a new dedicated Office Depot on-site representative! Nicole Mailo has recently joined Office Depot and will be working alongside BU’s current on-site team of Tana Mahar and David Ryan. Nicole is available for any customer service need. She can provide assistance with BSD training, introduce new products, […]

New Pricing Agreement with Henry Schein Dental

Sourcing & Procurement, in collaboration with Boston University’s School of Dental Medicine, has awarded Henry Schein Dental (Schein) with a preferred supplier status in exchange for additional discounts and new value-add services. After conducting a competitive bid process, earlier this fall, the cross-department team has awarded a three year contract to Schein, who offers an […]

Need Help Creating a Shopping Cart?

Are you a new shopper who would like to get live instructions on shopping cart creation? Are you an old shopper who would like to learn new tricks? If so, you’re in luck. Four new hands-on workshops have been added to the training schedule; two on the Charles River Campus and two on the Medical […]

3 Steps to Avoid Purchase Order Related Invoice Issues

Accounts Payable cannot process your vendor’s invoice if the invoice does not match the purchase order which is automatically created from your shopping cart. By following a few simple guidelines when creating your shopping cart, you will save time downstream and will ensure that your vendor is paid promptly. Properly identify what you are ordering. […]

Shipping Delays (Sandy)

There may be shipping delays due to the recent weather events. Please contact your supplier representative or contact Sourcing & Procurement to get updated shipping information.

New Life Technologies Agreement

Sourcing & Procurement has recently awarded a three year contract to Life Technologies for scientific products & services. Life Technologies (formerly Invitrogen and Applied Biosystems) is a provider of consumables, instruments, and services. Brands offered through Life Technologies are Invitrogen, Applied Biosystems, Ambion, Gibco, TaqMan, Ion Torrent, Molecular Probes, and Novex. Contract Benefits Include: Additional […]

Shopping Cart Training

The Sourcing & Procurement office has partnered with IS&T to schedule and host shopping cart training sessions. To view the most up-to-date training schedule, visit the IS&T training calendar. For immediate training needs, email Ike Babbitt.

New Agreement with Dunbar Armored for Armored Car Services

Boston University has entered into an agreement with Dunbar Armored to provide armored car services for the University. Dunbar provides secure transport of cash, coin, checks and other securities between the University and its financial institutions. The master services contract assures competitive and consistent pricing for all BU departments and provides processes and procedures for […]

New Microscope Agreements with Olympus America and Carl Zeiss Microscopy

Olympus America provides research and clinical microscopes, medical and surgical products, life science imaging systems, along with other innovative audio and visual equipment. Boston University will receive an additional 1-3% discount from previously contracted pricing on Olympus products, extended warranties, and repair services during this two year contract. The contract also includes setup and installation […]