Issue #099, August 14, 2013

E-ACCESS – A Resource Management Publication
Website: http://purchasing.wustl.edu
Issue #099, August 14, 2013

IN THIS ISSUE:

01. Announcement: Printed Ternion to be Discontinued
02. Contract Update – Philips Health Care
03. Contract Update – Airgas – Cylinder Gas
04. Contract Update – BD Biosciences
05. Marketplace Updates

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1) Announcement: Printed Ternion to be Discontinued

Beginning with the Fall 2013 semester, the printed Ternion Faculty, Staff and Student Directory will be discontinued. Several factors went into this decision:
– Paper Waste;
– Outdated information;
– Declining demand;
– Availability of information from other sources.

Online technology has reduced demand for the Ternion, whose content was already out of date by the time the book came off the press. This resulted in a decline in distribution from more than 16,000 books five years ago to less than 3000 in 2012. Moreover, the destruction costs of unwanted Ternions made it clear that the community has turned to other, electronic sources for directory information.

Most information that has been contained in the Ternion will be available online at SearchTernion.com or through the university’s electronic directory which is updated routinely. The university’s electronic directory will continue to have a link to SearchTernion.com which will contain departmental listings, merchant coupons, sports schedules and other similar information.

The WU electronic directory will be the accurate, updated source for faculty, staff and student listings.
If you have any questions, please contact Gary Maus at 314-935-7052, or Alan Kuebler at 314-935-5727.

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2) Contract Update – Philips Health Care

The AED supply kit is no longer available directly from Red Cross. The kit can be ordered from Philips, part number 68-CHAT @ $33.75.

Please remember that orders for AEDs are addressed to Philips Health Care (vendor number 164571), but faxed to the Red Cross in St. Louis. Please do not change the FAX number in the vendor profile. Red Cross handles the paperwork for AED orders and is paid a fee directly from Philips. The AED will be shipped and billed by Philips.

Contact Jane Friesz with questions at 314-935-5621.

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3) Contract Update – Airgas – Cylinder Gas

The Airgas contract was subject to a price adjustment effective 10/1/13. However, Airgas has agreed to hold current pricing firm against increase for an additional 12 months.

Contact Greg Mosley with questions at 314-935-5927.

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4) Contract Update – BD Biosciences

BD has improved our contract discount on over 8000 products from 6% to 30% off list price. The BD Marketplace catalog has been updated to reflect these new lower prices. These items are also available from Fisher at the same discounted price without a freight charge.

Contact Greg Mosley with questions at 314-935-5927.

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5) Marketplace Updates

VWR – Lab Distribution
The VWR punch-out catalog has been changed to a Level II catalog. This means that VWR products will now display during a generic product search. A link will be provided which will take you directly to the product page in the VWR punch-out.

Fisher – Lab Distribution
A new feature in the Fisher punch-out is their Smart Spend functionality. This feature provides you immediate information on alternate products providing a cost savings opportunity.

Did You Know?
A Marketplace ‘Reviewer’ can review and approve requisitions via email without having to log into Marketplace. All that is needed is to establish a PIN number for your Email Approval Code in your Marketplace profile and then click on your email preference for ‘Requisition Pending Workflow Review/Approval”.