Recently the PaCS esignature policy has been updated to allow use of DocuSign for Procurement and Contract Services contracts and will be transitioning from hand written signatures to signatures through DocuSign. This should expedite and streamline the contract signature and routing process.
Deanne Lahaie-Noll was recently recognized for her efforts on the National Science Foundation funded Regional Class Research Vessel (RCRV) construction project. This is one of the largest procurements in OSU history and Deanne is the dedicated Contract Officer on this project. At the National Association of Educational Procurement annual meeting in Orlando, Deanne was awarded the Distinguished Service Award. This award recognizes members who have provided extraordinary service to their institutions, the higher education community, the Association or the procurement profession. Deanne’s exemplary service working on the RCRV project was acknowledged in being selected for this award. Great job Deanne!
PCMM hired Jennifer as its newest Procurement Contract Officer. Jennifer will use her valuable experience and knowledge gained as a Purchasing Analyst 3 over the past four years to help her transition to her new responsibilities. PCMM is excited to welcome Jennifer into this new position!
Please join us in welcoming Matt Hausman to the Procurement staff, filling the vacancy as our new Construction Contract Officer. Matt recently moved to the Pacific Northwest from Tucson, Arizona in January 2016. Matt was raised and did most of his schooling in Arizona at both the University of Arizona and Arizona State University before working for 17 plus years with the City of Tucson in Procurement and Transportation with experience in design, construction and contract administration. He has two sons (21 & 20) in Scottsdale and Denver and is currently up in the mezzanine so please introduce yourself when you have the chance.
The procurement standards, policies and procedures updates anticipated to occur in parallel with the implementation of eProcurement are delayed. The eProcurement system is configured to align with the existing procurement standards, policies and procedures. The existing procurement standards, policies and procedures will remain in effect until advance notice and training are provided.
Many OSU customers have requested Amazon’s inclusion in the eProcurement system however, until negotiations improve, we are delaying enablement. Specifically, Amazon is unwilling to consider providing any benefits or incentives to OSU such as Prime Benefits, free two-day shipping, product discounts, or easier payment options even though OSU’s spend with Amazon is anticipated to increase significantly once enabled. We will continue negotiating with Amazon and are partnering with other institutions of higher education to leverage support. OSU encourages departments to support and purchase items from contracted vendors in the eProcurement system who have negotiated in good faith with OSU and provide benefits such as discounted prices, free shipping, increased warranties or additional services.
Dell’s Security team was recently alerted to a phishing scam that is targeting our Higher Education customers, and we want to make you aware so you can better protect yourself and your company’s information. This scam uses free email services (Gmail.com, Yahoo.com, GMX.com, etc.) to impersonate Dell team members and asks that customers change where they route monthly payments for their Dell account. If the customer follows through with the request, all payments that were intended to go to Dell are actually routed to the criminal’s bank account.
While the body of the message might be signed with the information of a legitimate Dell team member, the email account that it is sent from is not a Dell.com address.
I wanted to make you aware of this threat and remind you that Dell will never contact you outside of a corporate Dell.com email address. We are not aware of any breach of our systems and are actively investigating this phishing activity. If you receive one of these emails, have questions, or if you have already been victimized, please contact our security team immediately at: Security_USA@Dell.com.
While we can’t completely stop these types of attacks, we can certainly work together to make sure we don’t become a victim of them.
Dell Security Team
For Immediate Release
Date: June 9, 2017
Media Contact: Shane Boyle – Manager of Membership & Marketing 443.219.3615 – email@example.com
Joshua Dodson, Oregon State University, Receives Recognition Award From National Association of Educational Procurement
Columbia, Maryland — Joshua Dodson, Procurement Contract Officer, CPPB, at Oregon State University has been granted the National Association of Educational Procurement’s (NAEP) Young Professional in Procurement Award, which recognizes young professionals who have made contributions to the education procurement industry. The award was presented at a ceremony held during the Association’s 2017 annual meeting in Reno, Nevada.
About the National Association of Educational Procurement
Founded in 1921, NAEP’s mission is to facilitate the development, exchange and practice of effective and ethical procurement principles and techniques within higher education and associated communities, through continuing education, networking, public information and advocacy. NAEP strives to be recognized as the Association dedicated to the advancement of excellence in the purchasing profession serving higher education and associated communities. More information on NAEP may be found at www.naepnet.org.
Please join us in welcoming Karol Barker to the procurement services team. Karol was raised in Northeastern Oregon and spent her high school years in Southeastern Washington. She graduated from Elms College in Massachusetts, with a degree in Business Management. Most recently, she spent 22 years at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA, of which 9 years was in the Procurement, Contracts and Surplus Inventory Office. She has lived in Idaho, Washington, Ohio, New York and Massachusetts, and is now going to include Oregon. Stop by to meet her when you have a chance.
PCMM and E&I have been notified that Graebel Van Lines LLC (E&I Contract # CNR01258) will cease service operations as of Friday, March 17, 2017. Members in need of moving and relocation services are encouraged to utilize our agreements with SIRVA (Allied Van Lines and North American Van Lines) or UniGroup (United Van Lines and Mayflower).
“All shipments currently loaded and on a truck will be serviced to completion per an Official Statement from Graebel Van Lines.
We apologize for the late notice and the additional leg work this may cause your organization.”
If you already scheduled moves through Graebel, please let us know we have alternatives. I will try to follow up with you via phone, but wanted to get this notification out to you ASAP. Hopefully this notice is early enough to provide you adequate notification. Please contact me if you need help lining up existing or future moving services.
Member Relations Executive
E&I Cooperative Services
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