Category Archives: Procurement

AMAZON

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.

Office Depot/Office Max Changes

Greetings all, 

On July 1st a few exciting changes are coming to you from Office Depot / Office Max:  

GreenerOffice Delivery Service –OSU will switch to Office Depot / Office Max’s GreenerOffice Delivery Service.  The new GreenerOffice™ Delivery Service will reduce deliveries made using cardboard boxes and plastic air pillows and replace it with recycled paper bags with a convenient handle.  A significantly greater amount of wood is used in the production of corrugated boxes than what is used in the production of paper bags.  The bags are much easier to open and you can conveniently reuse or recycle the bags if you wish. 

Minimum Order Value Program – A new Minimum Order Value (MOV) Program of $50 will be in place.  Orders that meet the minimum threshold of $50 will be processed with free next day shipping. Orders below the minimum threshold of $50 may still be processed but will incur a delivery charge of $5.95.  When placing an order online, you may continue to add items to your shopping cart until you reach the MOV threshold. Once the threshold has been reached, you can proceed to online checkout.  

These changes are a smart and resourceful way of consolidating orders and deliveries on campus, decreasing the overall use of packing material needed and reducing OSU’s environmental impact. 

Regards,

Tamara Gash

Kelly Kozisek Elected President of National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP)

Press Release: Kelly Kozisek, Oregon State University, Elected President of National Association of Educational Procurement

June 8, 2016, Columbia, Maryland —The National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP), the nationwide organization focused exclusively on procurement in higher education, has announced the election of Kelly Kozisek, CPPB, CPPO, Chief Procurement Officer at Oregon State University, to the office of  NAEP Board President. She took office on May 25, 2016 at a ceremony held during the Association’s 95th Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

Currently the department head for Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management, Ms. Kozisek has 28 years of experience in higher education procurement.  Her volunteer work for NAEP includes service as chair of their 2016 Annual Meeting program committee and workshop presenter at the Association’s regional and annual meetings.  She received her B.S. in Business Administration at Western Oregon University.

National Association of Educational Procurement

Founded in 1921, the National Association of Educational Procurement is based in Columbia, Maryland. More than 4000 procurement professionals representing 1,500 of our country’s most respected educational institutions are actively engaged in the association. Dedicated to professional development, community development and collaborative development, NAEP has on-staff resources and an active peer network easily available to all members to aid in the modeling of cutting-edge, cost-effective, socially responsible procurement practices and programs. NAEP delivers continuing professional development in face-to-face venues, webcasts and at its flagship event, NAEP’s Annual Meeting and Exposition, held every spring. More information on NAEP may be found at www.naepnet.org.

NAEP

 

Tamara Gash is Awarded National Procurement Award!

Tamara awarded National Procurement Award
Tamara Gash

This year the National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP) held their annual national conference in Atlanta, Georgia.  At this event Tamara Gash, OSU Strategic Procurement Manager, was recognized by her peers and accepted the NAEP Distinguished Service Award.  This is a prestigious annual award that recognizes up to two individuals who have provided extraordinary service to their universities, the higher education community, NAEP at the National or Regional levels or the procurement profession as a whole.

OSU is very fortunate to have such an innovative, involved and seasoned procurement professional here at OSU.  It’s great to see her receive national recognition for her contributions.  Please join PCMM in congratulating Tamara on her phenomenal accomplishment!

Welcome Joshua Dodson!

Joshua Dodson, PCMM Employee
Joshua Dodson

Please join us in welcoming Joshua Dodson to the Procurement section of PCMM as a Procurement Contract Officer.  Joshua has worked for several years out of college as an office manager for a large construction company at remote jobsites throughout the western hemisphere. He then moved into the public sector as a procurement officer for the State of Alaska in Juneau. Before coming to OSU, he was engaged in acquisition, budgeting and strategic sourcing for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Operations Division in Newport, OR. Joshua, his wife and two boys (ages 6 years and 6 months) live in Philomath, OR.

Welcome Jennifer Koehne!

Please join us in welcoming Jennifer Koehne to the Procurement section of PCMM as a Purchasing Analyst 3. Jennifer grew up in the Willamette Valley and has lived most of her life here. Jennifer joins us from the private sector where she most recently worked in purchasing at a local financial services technology company for the last 10 years. Before that she worked in both the manufacturing and retail industries.

Jennifer’s main interests are reading, movies, camping and spending time with family and friends.

If you haven’t met Jennifer in person yet, please stop by the PA 3 cubicle area in our main office to say hi!