October 27, 2020

UMW Procurement Forum Sept. 19

Mark your calendars! On Monday, Sept. 19, from 9-10:30 a.m., Procurement Services is hosting a forum to answer any and all questions you have about procurement. Topics will include, amongst other things:

  • Procurement department overview
  • Strategic sourcing
  • SWaM
  • SPCC
  • Savings and cost avoidance
  • Updated Small Purchase Procedures
  • Cardinal/EVA relationship
  • Surplus property
  • Q&A

We will include department questions, future opportunities and case studies where we present you with different scenarios to help you learn what to do in each situation. Topics will be geared toward department buyers, SPCC cardholders and cost center managers.

The forum will take place in the HCC Digital Auditorium. Contact James DeLoatch at ext. 1382 with any questions.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

UMW Procurement Forum

Mark your calendars! On Sept. 19, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Procurement Services is hosting a forum to answer any and all questions you have about procurement. Topics will include:

  • Procurement department overview
  • Strategic sourcing
  • SWaM
  • SPCC
  • Savings and cost avoidance
  • Updated Small Purchase Procedures
  • Cardinal/EVA relationship
  • Surplus property
  • Q&A

We will include department questions, future opportunities, and case studies where we present you with different scenarios to help you learn what to do in each situation. Topics will be geared towards department buyers, SPCC cardholders, and cost center managers.

Note new location: the forum will take place in the HCC Digital Auditorium. Contact James DeLoatch at ext. 1382 with any questions.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Pennies for Pancakes

IHOP in Central Park (2831 Plank Road, Fredericksburg) is having a Penny Drive for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society all day Monday, Aug. 15. Bring U.S. pennies or loose change for a donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and you will receive a short stack of their delicious, fluffy buttermilk pancakes.

Valid only at this location. Dine in only. No cash value. Not valid with any other promotion, coupon, or discount. Valid all day 08/15/16. 

Contract Highlight

UMW procurement services office monitors more than 300 contracts through our campus contract management system, Cobblestone.  University contracts promote increased efficiency of operations and serve to streamline processes, reduce costs, and add value to the campus community.

Featured today: The exclusive beverage contract with PEPSICO provides products for all dining locations, UMW Bookstore, and 57 campus vending machines, funding for various campus initiatives (including departmental scholarships for on time course material adoption), and participation in various campus events. The contract is administered by Business Services. Thank you PEPSICO for your partnership!

Pictured here: July 26, 2016, Michael Sharpe from PEPSICO delivers the annual contract contribution check of $125,000 to Rick Pearce, AVP & CFO. PEPSICO contributions since 2012 have totaled $673,000.

University Bookstore Managers Present at Regional Conference

Kathy Sandor, Bookstore Manager, and DJ Garcia, Course Materials Manager, traveled to Vermont for the NACAS East Regional Conference where they presented on the Inclusive Digital Access (IDA) pilot program, rolled out this past spring. The goal of IDA is to provide greater access and breadth to course materials more efficiently and at more affordable prices. In focusing on providing tools for student success, the University Bookstore hopes to be an exemplar for future learning models.

Moerman to Serve on Customer Advisory Board

Allyson Moerman, Associate Vice President for Finance, has been selected to serve on the inaugural Kronos Customer Advisory Board (CAB). The CAB will allow Kronos to connect with industry leaders to identify and prioritize their service needs and help Kronos become even more customer focused.

Course Material Adoptions for Summer and Fall 2016

Departments with 100 percent on-time fall adoptions will share $2,000 in student scholarship funds.

COURSES BEING TAUGHT ON THE STAFFORD CAMPUS:
Course materials for classes being taught on the Stafford Campus are facilitated through MBS Direct. There are three points of contact to assist with submitting your Stafford campus orders:

College of Business: Lucy Quann, lquann@umw.edu or 540/654-1019
College of Education: Terry Luttrell, tluttrel@umw.edu or 540/286-8097
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Melissa Hall mhall6@umw.edu or 540/286-8084
COURSES BEING TAUGHT ON THE FREDERICKSBURG CAMPUS:
Summer adoption due date: March 18, 2016;
Fall adoption due date: April 10, 2016

Enter textbook adoptions here: http://bookstore.umw.edu/site_faculty.asp?

Orders will be consolidated into a minimal number of purchase orders after the adoption due date. Out-of-stock, out-of-print and back-ordered titles are most difficult to track when orders are placed after the due date. Costs to students and the University increase when orders are placed after the due date.

The adoption form will be delivered to the textbook department, and a confirmation of receipt email will be sent to you.

Course Packs:
Course packs are compiled articles, notes, labs or general information, and are often a less expensive means of content delivery when using articles from numerous sources. The UMW Bookstore will seek copyright permission for such articles and submit those and/or original works to the Copy Center for production.
Course Packs:
– Should be listed on course material adoption forms when being used
– Should be prepared on and submitted via the Course Pack Request Form;
– Have the same adoption due dates as other course materials
– Are processed in the order in which they are received
– Please note that copyright permission can take days, weeks or months.

For additional information, or to access the Course Pack Request Form, please visit our Faculty Page. Please contact the store if you have questions.

Price Comparison Tool:
Students now have the ability to comparison shop directly from the University Bookstore’s website during peak sales periods.

For Rent:
The UMW Bookstore is pleased to announce a textbook rental option for our students. Students can visit bookstore.umw.edu to take advantage of this time- and money-saving offer. Students should consider the total cost of ownership prior to renting a textbook. The purchase of a used book that is later sold at the UMW Textbook Buyback often yields the lowest total cost. On-time adoptions are critical to a buyback that maximizes returns to students.

Here for you:
The University Bookstore is here for you and your students. We are committed to ensuring that the adoption process is as seamless as possible, finding the best prices and options for students and providing the best service to our community.

Please do not hesitate to contact the textbook department if you have questions or need assistance at textbooks@umw.edu or email our Textbook Department staff directly:
DJ Garcia: dgarcia@umw.edu or 540-654-1649
Francis SanPietro: fsanpiet@umw.edu or 540-654-1653

March is Procurement Month!

UMW Procurement Team strives to add value to procurement practices through regular outreach and education. The department has hosted a statewide Supplier Diversity Advocate Institute in Aug. 2015, a Buyer Forum in Sept. 2015 and a Supplier Expo in Feb. 2016.

Pictured here: Dale Elethorp at Sustainability Fair 2015, displaying a bulb eater that crushed close to 8,000 bulbs and saved UMW $2,500. During FY15, gross surplus sales hit $40,000, and the department provided many departments with “excess” inventory that alleviated the need to purchase new furniture or equipment.

Dale

March is Procurement Month!

Procurement Services supports the University and the community! During FY15, UMW “local” spending within the city and four county regions had an impact of $34 million.

As a personal tribute, in honor of Procurement Month, the Procurement Services team has made a monetary contribution to the UMW Founders Day Challenge, helping the University meet its goal of $108,000.

March is Procurement Month

Governor McAuliffe recently announced that Virginia ranks second in the U.S. for procurement practices according to a national survey, stating, “This recognition shows that Virginia is one of the best in the nation when it comes to providing fiscally responsible purchases of the goods and services needed to keep government running.” During FY15, UMW’s Procurement Services contributed to the ranking by conducting more than 70 solicitations and influencing savings to the University in excess of $290,000.