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Dell Notice of Phishing Scam

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.

Regards,

Dell Security Team

Joshua Dodson, Oregon State University, Receives Recognition Award From National Association of Educational Procurement

For Immediate Release

Date: June 9, 2017

Media Contact: Shane Boyle – Manager of Membership & Marketing  443.219.3615 – sboyle@naepnet.org

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.

Welcome Karol Barker to PCMM!

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.

Graebel Van Lines LLC – Immediate Notice

OSU Employees,

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.

Shaun Boyle

Member Relations Executive

E&I Cooperative Services

p 707.746.1488  |  c 707.246.1488

sboyle@eandi.org

www.eandi.org

Construction Contract Administration – New Name and New Location

Capital Projects Contract Administration has a new name and new location! They have been renamed Construction Contract Administration. While their name has changed, their function remains the same and that’s to manage sourcing and management of construction related services.

Construction Contract Administration merged with Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management in July 2015 and as of mid-March they are moving to the Property Services Building to join PCMM. Please feel free to stop by and visit them at their new location!

Capital Projects Contract Administration is Now With PCMM

We’re happy to announce that Capital Projects Contract Administration has moved from Capital Planning & Development to Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management (PCMM). Having both goods and services and construction procurements all within one organization will help pool resources and fill in some gaps. Capital Projects Contract Administration manages all construction related procurements and contracts, including procurements under $25,000 that are subject to BOLI Prevailing Wage Rates. We welcome them to the PCMM team!