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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

 

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!

Good Bye to the PSI

Effective February 1st, 2016 the Personal Services Invoice (PSI) will be retired and no longer a valid mechanism for processing payments to vendors for services.  The PSI was originally created to help facilitate making payments for services where a vendor could not furnish an invoice of their own.

Over time the purpose and function of the PSI has grown confusing and cumbersome.  There is substantial overlap with the “Payment Request Form.” So in an attempt to simplify the vendor payment process we felt it necessary to move forward with just one form, the Payment Request form.

The month of January will be used as a  transitionary period in which current PSI forms can still be processed by the Business Center.  At the beginning of February either a vendor invoice, payment request form, or reimbursement form should be used to initiate payment to vendors.  If there is a need to contract for personal services valued under $5,000 please use the Personal Services Contract (PSC).