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 product discounts
- Growth incentives program that allows for additional discounts
- Price protection (2012 prices held firm through January 1, 2014)
- No increase for fuel shipping fees throughout the contract
- Free freight for primers and assays
Consumables: David Spezzano or 617-640-7579
Instrumentation: Marcus Guerrero or 508-562-7847
For additional information regarding the contract, please contact Bob Simboli at 617-353-8753.
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.
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 the safe handling of cash and other securities. Departments that are interested in setting up service should contact the cashier’s office at 617-353-3896.
For a copy of the BU contracted pricing, contact Keith Haran of Sourcing & Procurement.
Dunbar Armored Flier
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 at no-charge. For more information on pricing and products, contact Patricia Molyneux.
Carl Zeiss offers complete microscopy and imaging solutions for biomedical research. The renewal of this contract will allow Boston University to continue receiving a 5-10% discount on a wide range of high quality Zeiss instruments. Their product line spans from high resolution AxioCam cameras to their super resolution ELYRA microscopy systems. For more information on pricing and products, contact Doug Fishkind.
Please save the date for the Fisher Scientific Vendor Show on September 19th from 11:30-1:30! The show will be held on the Charles River Campus at 24 Cummington Street, 1st floor. Lunch will be served and there will be raffles and giveaways! Come see what new products are available to help save you time and money with your research!Fisher Supplier Show Flyer
Save more money by purchasing directly through Fisher Scientific for order requirements with BD Biosciences, GE Healthcare, Promega, and Millipore. Fisher Scientific provides contracted discounts, no shipping or handling charges, and no ice / hazardous material fees.
*Non catalog part numbers starting with NC or 50 may incur freight and handling charges and could be available at a lower price by purchasing direct from the supplier.
For more information, contact:
Steve Chase – Sales Representative / 617-308-5880
Kalvin Chin – On Site Specialist / 617-358-4322Fisher Flyer
Commodity expertise, negotiation techniques, and procurement execution are all critical components of best-in-class supply management organizations. However, the success of any supply management initiative has to be driven and is dependent upon the ability to collect, categorize, and analyze spend data.
Visibility over timely, accurate, and detailed spend data provides invaluable intelligence on spending patterns, contract and pricing compliance. Such insight is critical for identifying hard-dollar savings opportunities and developing strategic sourcing initiatives.
The Boston University Spend (BUS) report is a new report that provides users the ability to evaluate purchases made by fiscal period. The level of granularity of this report is not limited to supplier level spend, users can evaluate many data dimensions like product part number, description, quantity and price.
We are very excited about the level of visibility this report provides and want to invite you to use it. Please access it by going to:
BUworks Central > Reporting Tab > Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) > Purchasing Overview > Boston University Spend (BUS)
For questions please contact:
Associate Director, Strategic Planning and Procurement Systems
Boston University – Sourcing & Procurement
975 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
P 617.353.6696 | F 617.353.5384 | www-test.bu.edu/sourcing
The cover story in the August issue of Inside Supply Management magazine highlights Boston University Sourcing & Procurement as best practice in the measurement and management of internal customer satisfaction.
The article “Building Relationships.. Measuring Satisfaction” highlights the need for procurement organizations to develop solid business-unit relationships and to take steps to measure how well they are delivering value. Boston University was referenced in the article for identifying stakeholder’s expectations and for continually evaluating its service-delivery model against those expectations.
Boston University Sourcing & Procurement is pleased to announce that BU has been awarded the prestigious 17th Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award (AEP) for 2012 from the National Procurement Institute (NPI). The Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award is sponsored by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and the National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP).
The AEP Award is earned by public and non-profit organizations that obtain a high application score based upon standardized criteria. Boston University was one of 17 higher education institutions who received the award for 2012.
This award recognizes Boston University for organizational excellence in procurement by measuring innovation, professionalism, e-procurement, policy, productivity, customer satisfaction and leadership attributes of the procurement function.
Sourcing & Procurement Director Richard Stack said, “This award validates the efforts of the Sourcing & Procurement team to make the procurement program at Boston University world class. I want to acknowledge everyone in Sourcing & Procurement, Accounts Payable, Facilities Management and IS&T for making this possible. This external recognition of our program and process could not have been achieved without their hard work and passion for excellence.”
Sourcing & Procurement has recently reached a three year agreement with Bio-Rad Laboratories.
Bio-Rad provides scientific equipment and consumable products to Boston University researchers.
Benefits of the contract include, higher discount percentages and tier pricing incentives which give additional discounts based on increased University spend.