Issue #098, April 29, 2013

E-ACCESS – A Resource Management Publication
Website: http://purchasing.wustl.edu
Issue #098, April 29, 2013

IN THIS ISSUE:

01. New Preferred Contract – Mayfield Medical
02. New Preferred Contracts – Charter Bus Services
03. New Preferred Contract – Best Buy Government & Education
04. User Alerts

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1) New Preferred Contract – Mayfield Medical

Mayfield Medical Services has a new agreement with the university for biomedical repair. Mayfield’s St. Louis based technicians are trained by the original equipment manufacturers and average ten years of experience. The technicians receive annual factory training on the latest models. They are able to do warranty repair, general repair and preventive maintenance, calibration and certification.

They will work on a broad range of medical equipment used in a clinic practice including ECGs, exam lights and tables, patient scales, vital signs monitors, IV pumps, small counter top sterilizers, centrifuges, physical therapy equipment, etc. Becton Dickinson, Steris, Midmark and Welch Allyn are a few of the companies whose equipment they can maintain.

Mayfield Medical Services offers highly competitive pricing with no trip charge. There is a one hour minimum charge, but additional time is billed in 15 minute increments. So you pay only for the time Mayfield is actually working on the equipment. They are able to do most of the repair work on site. If the equipment must be repaired offsite, there may be a loaner product available. If the manufacturer offers a parts discount, Mayfield will pass that on to the university.

Scheduling regular preventive maintenance, calibration and certification will maintain your medical equipment at factory specifications for optimum clinic efficiency. For more information about Mayfield, contact Charlie Batterton at 618-225-3234 or call Jane Friesz in Purchasing Services at 314-935-5621.

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2) New Preferred Contracts – Charter Bus Services

As a result of the university eliminating the rental/leasing of 12-15 passenger vans we have formalized agreements with 3 charter bus Companies to service WashU with firm pricing over a 3 year period. Central States Trailways could serve as a substitute for the rental of 12-15 passenger vans since they have 16 passenger buses. The Companies are as follows:

Central States Trailways – Bus capacity is 16 to 55 passengers. The contact person is Jessica Buchholz (314-731-4324). Reservations can be made online at charter@centralstatestrailways.com or by calling 314-731-4324.

Vandalia Bus Lines, Inc. – Bus capacity is 25 to 57 passengers. The contact person is Dennis Streif (618-344-1272, email dennisstreif@vblinc.com) or Bob Pencak (618-344-1272, email bobpencak@vblinc.com)

Cavallo Bus Lines, Inc. – Bus capacity is 38 to 56 passengers. The contact person is Michelle Keefer (217-839-2187, email mkeefer@cavallobus.com).

Refer to Purchasing Services website for more details. Contact Chris Doyle with questions at 314-935-7689.

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3) New Preferred Contract – Best Buy Government & Education

We have a contract with Best Buy Government & Education that allows for discounts on business related purchases (no personal purchases allowed) that include TV’s, Digital Signage, Computers, Netbooks, Tablets, Cameras, Camcorders, Appliances, Cables, Networking, Projectors, Software, and much more. Best Buy Government & Education has a “Punchout” catalog in MarketPlace that has our contracted pricing. Contract pricing is not available in stores. Please contact the Best Buy Account Manager, Patrick Ralston (612-292-0369, email patrick.ralston@bestbuy.com) for special quotes or product questions.

Refer to Purchasing Services website for more details. Contact Chris Doyle with questions at 314-935-7689.

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4) User Alerts

Another Yellow Pages scam is making the rounds. Watch for Yellow-Pages-Missouri.Net solicitation forms. Do not respond to these notices.
Visit the User Alerts page of the Purchasing Website to read about these and other scams.