Issue #097, March 7, 2013

E-ACCESS – A Resource Management Publication
Website: http://purchasing.wustl.edu
Issue #097, March 7, 2013

IN THIS ISSUE:

01. Travel Fair
02. Buyer Alert – IT Solutions
03. WUSTL Marketplace Update

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1) Travel Fair

WU Purchasing Services and Gwins Corporate Travel cordially invite you to attend the 2013 Washington University Preferred Travel Supplier Fair on Tuesday March 26, 2013 in the Edward P. Newman Education Center (Great Room A&B) at the Medical School. The fair will be open between 10 am and 2 pm.

The purpose of this event is to introduce and create awareness of the University’s preferred travel suppliers, including the services, benefits, counselors and online technology of Gwins Corporate Travel.

You will have the opportunity to meet representatives from the following preferred travel suppliers: Comfort Inn – Lindell, Drury Inn-Forest Park, The Chase Park Plaza, Marriott Hotels, LHM – The Seven Gables Inn, The Ritz Carlton, The Parkway Hotel, The Sheraton Clayton, The Knight Center, Crowne Plaza Clayton, Homewood Suites Galleria, The Moonrise Hotel, Hampton Inn Forest Park, Hilton Frontenac, LHM – The Doubletree Chesterfield, National/Enterprise, Avis/Budget, Park Express, The Parking Spot, LHM-Cheshire Inn, LHM Holiday Inn Forest Park. Representatives from Delta and Southwest Airlines will also be on hand.

Gwins will be introducing their new on-line booking tool, Concur Travel, and will have a few of their support staff on hand for live demonstrations and Q & A.
Doughnuts and coffee will be served in the morning and light snacks and refreshments in the afternoon.
RSVP is not required, but appreciated, by Friday, March 22. Send your RSVP to christopher_doyle@wustl.edu or bbaker@gwins.com.

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2) Buyer Alert – IT Solutions

Be aware of IT Solutions, Los Angeles California, sending invoices for toner supplies never ordered or delivered. Do not pay these invoices!

Read about these and other questionable business practices on the User Alert page:

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3) WUSTL Marketplace Update

Dell – When possible avoid Non-Catalog purchase orders and take advantage of the electronic P.O. delivery and invoicing. If you have a Dell (DOMS) created quote, process the order using the following steps:

· Enter the Dell punch-out catalog
· Click on “Quick Links” in upper right corner
· Click on ‘Custom Links”
· Click on ‘Non-Standard Quotes’
· Locate your quote number
· Click on the ‘Add-to-Cart’
· Proceed to check out

Should you have any additional questions, please call Greg Mosley, Purchasing Services, at 314-935-5927.

Graybar – Graybar now offers a Level II Punch-out catalog, which means many of their products will display when you conduct a general ‘everything’ search within Marketplace. The new catalog offers Graybar’s entire product offering. Also, the catalog includes quote functionality and order status capability.

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