Procurement Services Newsletters

Procurement Services eNews chronicles UW procurement news and information to assist faculty and staff in staying knowledgeable by providing tips and guidance, and details about upcoming improvements with UW systems or processes in our rapidly changing procurement landscape.

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2019 Editions

August 16

  • Out-of-State Vendors Charging WA Sales Tax
  • New General Microsystems Inc. (GMI) PunchOut Catalog is now Available in Ariba
  • Creative Office Solutions
  • Stoneway Electric Supply
  • Open Square – Steelcase Price Schedule Change
  • ID ME Promotions LLC
  • Contract Update – Steelcase Furniture-Open Square Price List Change
  • New Webcast Training Series
  • What’s the Status of your Supplier?
  • Dear PCS

July 19

  • Biennium Close for 2017-2019 - Upcoming July Final Closing Dates
  • Don't forget about DES!
  • Summertime Procurement Coverage
  • Dear PCS

June 20

  • Biennium Close for 2017-2019 - Upcoming June-July Closing Dates
  • Procurement Services Spring Forum
  • Procurement Services Retreat
  • Expeditors International takes credit cards
  • Dear PCS

May 17

  • Biennium Close for 2017-2019 - Upcoming June Cut-off Dates
  • 2017-2019 Biennium close is coming!
  • Procurement Services Spring Forum
  • Reminder: New links and look for Procurement Desktop Reports (PDR)
  • Upcoming Ariba maintenance in June
  • Biolegend, Inc PunchOut Catalog is now available
  • Software House International IT Hardware and Software PunchOut Catalog is now available
  • Procurement Services Web Update!
  • DES Training and Updates
  • Dear PCS

April 19

  • Changes to EU GDPR compliance for Ariba submissions - Live today!
  • Updates to the radioactive ordering in Ariba
  • 2017-2019 Biennium Close website is now available!
  • Local sales/use tax rate has changed
  • Coming in May-New links and look for Procurement Desktop Reports (PDR)
  • ABCAM, Inc PunchOut Catalog is now available
  • Cell Signaling Technology, Inc PunchOut Catalog available in Ariba on Friday, April 19th
  • MediCleanse
  • Earth Day 2019
  • Small Business Fair, May 6, 2019
  • Sustainability Film Series, May 9, 2019
  • Procurement Services Spring Forum, May 21, 2019
  • TreeZero, new standard office and production paper
  • New Open Square contact
  • Dear PCS

March  21

In This Issue

  • Travel Office new email
  • Biennium Close for 2017-2019
  • ProCard transaction audits, eReimbursements, BPO invoice receiving
  • Welcome Loews Hotel 1000, Best Western Worldwide Hotels and Resourts
  • UW's 2019 Illumina standing quote is available
  • eLearning Training

February 22

In This Issue

  • Ariba eTravel changes
  • Ariba Open Balances
  • Meet ProjectCorps
  • Superior Uniform online catalog in Ariba is shut down on Feb. 21, 2019
  • New partners to the UW contracted hotel pool
  • Rebates available to departments purchasing Ultra-Low freezers
  • Sustainability survey for student project
  • The Washington & Oregon Higher Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) registration
  • Nominate for a Husky Green Award

January 17

In This Issue

  • Jan. 28th - Foreign Supplier Registration Form process change
  • The TAP Customer Satisfaction Survey is coming in late January!
  • Ariba Open Balances
  • Neta Scientific Level II Punchout Catalog New Available in Ariba
  • Modernized Home Depot PunchOut Catalog Now Available in Ariba Featuring Quote-to-Cart Capability
  • ProCard Administrator Training
  • Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference
  • Amazon Business Prime Membership
  • New Science Contracts
  • Dear PCS

2018 Editions

December 20

In This Issue

  • Changes to the Foreign Supplier Registration Form process in Jan. 2019
  • New Ariba Payment Loop feature
  • New One Diversified LLC PunchOut catalog for audio visual equipment
  • Coming Soon: Neta Scientific Level 2 Punchout Catalog
  • Take the Sustainable Choices Survey
  • DELL Inside Account Manager change
  • General Microsystems Inc. (GMI)
  • Dear PCS
  • Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference, Feb. 25-27, 2019
  • SAVE the DATE: Join us for Earth Day on April 22, 2019

November 16

In This Issue

  • EU GDPR compliance changes
  • New account code available - 03-65
  • UW Contracts Search
  • Introducing the new and improved Ariba Close Contract button!
  • Coming in December - more payment information in Ariba!
  • Coming in early 2019 - changes to the Foreign Supplier Registration Form process
  • Purchasing Exception Items
  • Need training in Ariba?
  • Dear PCS
  • Business Diversity Program
  • Please take the Sustainable Choices survey
  • Expeditors new representative
  • Register for The Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference, Feb. 25-27, 2019

October 18

In This Issue

  • New URLs for US Bank cash cards, field advance and contracts portal
  • Effective immediately: Update to the ePayables payment process
  • Changes for EU GDPR compliance coming in November (see update in April 2019 newsletter coming soon)
  • Procurement Services Fall Forum - Nov. 14, 10am-11:30am, UW Tower Auditorium.  Flyer
  • Coming soon - new & improved UW contracts search
  • REMINDER: Supplier Search report is moving!
  • We heard you! Soon, Ariba BPOs will be easier to close!
  • Coming soon - More visibility to payment information in Ariba!
  • New science contracts
  • Ordering a large piece of equipment that requires inside delivery?
  • Illumina Obsolescence Notices
  • Need training?
  • Dear PCS
  • New UW contract vendor

September 24

In This Issue

  • Two medical device product corrections
  • Airgas price increase effective Oct. 1, 2018
  • The Supplier Search report is moving!
  • The Complete Office PunchOut Catalog is back in action!
  • Dear PCS
  • UW Sustainability Fair October 17, HUB North Ballroom, 11am-2pm
  • Need Training?
  • Suncadia Resort added to the UW hotel pool
  • WOHESC call for proposals

August 16

In This Issue

  • What's new in Ariba?
  • Coming soon - Ariba BPOs will be easier to close!
  • Dear PCS
  • UW Business Diversity Program (BDP)
  • WOHESC 2019 Conference is coming to the University of Washington

July 19

In This Issue

  • 2018 Fiscal Year End Final Closing Dates
  • Ariba Enhancements for P2I for Foreign Nationals Scheduled for 8/10!
  • Need Training?
  • New UW Account Representatives
  • New BPO enabled Website Development/Support Services Suppliers
  • Did You Know the #1 Inquiry to Procurement Customer Services is Invoice Payment Status?
  • Dear PCS

June 21

In This Issue

  • Cardholder Fraud Alerts are Now Available on Your JPMC Card Accounts
  • 2018 Fiscal Year-End Close-Upcoming July Final Closing Dates
  • Fiscal Year End Reminder Regarding Budget Reconciliation
  • Dear PCS
  • New Contract with JR Microsystems, LLC
  • Seattle City Light Program-Energy Rebate for -80 Ultra-low Freezers
  • Complete Office Modernized PunchOut Catalog is now Available

May 17

In This Issue

  • Ariba eTravel Wire Payment Changes Starting May 18
  • 2018 Fiscal Year-End Close Website is Live!
  • Stay Current on Ariba System Receiving
  • Hotel Pool Vendors
  • New University Contracts
  • Ariba Buyer Catalog News
  • Dear PCS

April 19

In This Issue

  • Rainin LTS Tip Numbers Changed on March 19, 2018.  LTS Tip Conversion Tool 2018, Rainin Part Number Conversion List
  • UW Earth Day, April 20
  • UW Small Business Fair, May 1
  • Upcoming Fiscal Year Close for 2017
  • Use Tax Corrections-Changing May 1, 2018!
  • New Foreign Supplier Registration Webform Available April 23!
  • Praxair Contract Updates
  • Rainin Tip Numbers Changed on March 19
  • AV Contracts Available
  • What is a Stipend?
  • Newly Featured Enhancement: OMWBE Certified Diverse Suppliers Category
  • Neta Scientific PunchOut Catalog is Complete
  • Dear PCS

March 20

In This Issue

  • Use Tax Corrections are Changing May 1st
  • New Foreign Supplier Registration Web Form in April
  • Earth Day is April 20th
  • ProCard Cardholder Classroom Training is Now, Quarterly
  • Goodbiz, the Good Business Blog

February 20

In This Issue

  • Use Tax Corrections
  • Dear PCS
  • Thermo-Fisher Energy Rebate on Ultra-Low Lab Freezers
  • University Contract News

January 19

In This Issue

  • Use Tax Correction System Changes, 3/1/18
  • New eLearning Training for ProCard Cardholders
  • Food Approval Webpage
  • Dear PCS
  • 2017 UW Sustainability Report
  • Graybar PunchOut Catalog
  • Pineapple Hotels Online Scheduling Portal
  • Ricoh Wins "Best in Biz Awards 2017"

2017 Editions

December 21

In This Issue

  • Report Payments of Over $600 to Accts. Payable by 12-31-17
  • Use Tax Reversal Changes Coming Soon
  • eTravel Software
  • Jan. 10, 2018, Green Certification Workshop
  • Ariba Buyer Catalog News
  • Hotel Deca is Closed until Summer 2018
  • 2017 Review - Dear PCS Help
  • Workpointe is Honored

November 17

In This Issue

  • 1099 Report is Due, Now!
  • Is My Supplier Ready to be Paid?
  • What's New in Ariba?
  • Ariba P2I Foreign National Payment
  • Winter Deliveries
  • Dear PCS Help
  • Toner Phoner Scams
  • Closing Purentry Mailbox

October 19

In This Issue

  • Ariba Card Application
  • Ariba eReimbursement Changes
  • REMINDER: SustainableUW Festival October 23-28
  • What's New in Ariba
  • Dear PCS Help
  • Paper Reduction at UW

September 21

In This Issue

  • B&H Photo Holiday Schedule
  • Green Certification Workshops on October 4
  • SustainableUW Festival October 23-28
  • Placing Non-Catalog Purchase Orders
  • What's New in Ariba
  • Dear PCS Help
  • Paper Reduction at UW

August 17

In This Issue

  • Ariba Enhancements Scheduled for 8/18!
  • Green Certification Workshops!
  • UW Sustainability Awards
  • Get Set Up for Success with Procurement
  • What's New in Ariba
  • Dear PCS Help
  • Utility Usage at UW
  • Paper Reduction at UW

July 20

In This Issue

  • Biennium Close - Final July Cut-Off Dates
  • Reminder: UW Amazon Business Account Free Two-Day Shipping
  • Save the Date: SustainableUW Festival 2017!
  • Summertime and Procurement Duties
  • New Lodging and Contract with Motif Hotel
  • New Contract with Woodburn
  • New On-Campus Contact for Dell
  • What's New in ARIBA
  • Dear PCS Help
  • Utility Usage at the UW
  • Paper Reduction at UW

June 15

In This Issue

  • Reminder: 2015/2017 Biennium Close is June 30, 2017
  • What’s new in ARIBA
  • Dear PCS Help
  • Paper Reduction at UW

May 18

In This Issue

  • Reminder: 2015/2017 Biennium Close is June 30, 2017
  • Sustainability Metrics
  • What's New in ARIBA
  • Dear PCS Help
  • Supplier News
  • Paper Reduction at UW

April 20

In This Issue

  • Biennium Close website is live
  • Nonresident Alien Check Request
  • Submitting a Use Tax Corrections Request
  • What's New in ARIBA
  • Payment Status
  • Dear PCS Help
  • Supplier News
  • Earth Day Celebration
  • UW Small Business Fair
  • Paper Reduction at UW

March 23

In This Issue

  • Biennium Close website is live
  • Sales Tax Increase
  • Supplier News: Bio-Rad
  • Ordering Ethyl Alcohol
  • Dear PCS Help
  • Earth Day Celebration

February 23

In This Issue

  • PaymentNet System Maintenance
  • New Part Numbers for Rainin Catalog
  • Supplier and Travel Fair February 28
  • What's New in ARIBA
  • Dear PCS Help
  • Supplier News: BD Safety Alert Reminder
  • 2017 UW Husky Green Awards

January 19

In This Issue

  • Card Payment Services and Advances move to Procurement Services
  • Last call for 1099 Reporting!
  • What's New in ARIBA
  • Updated Guidance on Reconciling ProCard Transactions
  • Supplier News

2016 Editions

December 22

In This Issue

  • 1099 Reporting Due Now
  • Delegation of Authority
  • What's New in Ariba
  • Power Down for the Holidays
  • UW Sustainability's New Website

November 17

In This Issue

  • 1099 Reporting Due Now
  • What's New in ARIBA
  • Good Dawg Events Guide
  • Honorarium Payments to Foreign Nationals

October 27

In This Issue

  • 1099 Reporting Due Now
  • What's New in ARIBA
  • Culture of Service
  • New ARIBA Catalog Supplier
  • Green Office Certification Program

September 22

In This Issue

  • Update on PS Website
  • What’s New in Ariba
  • SustainableUW Festival
  • New ARIBA Catalog Suppliers
  • Records Management - What Not to Print Video
  • Cybersecurity Awareness Month

August 25

In This Issue

  • What’s New in Ariba
  • Don’t Get Hooked by Phishing Scams
  • SustainableUW Festival
  • Diverse Supplier Spotlight

July 28

In This Issue

  • Headline News
  • What’s New in Ariba
  • Updated Object Codes and Taxability Grid
  • Green Office Spotlight
  • Diverse Supplier Spotlight

June 29

In This Issue

  • Fiscal Year End Close for 2016
  • Reminder to Purchase Only 100% Recycled Paper
  • What’s New in Ariba
 

 

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