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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.

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

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