Issue #102, April 22, 2014

E-ACCESS – A Resource Management Publication
Website: http://purchasing.wustl.edu
Issue #102, April 22, 2014

IN THIS ISSUE:

01. Travel Fair – April 29, 2014
02. New Contract – Southwest Airlines
03. Preferred Hotel Agreements Outside St. Louis
04. Donating Surplus Equipment – The Salvation Army

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1) Travel Fair – April 29, 2014

Washington University Purchasing Services and Gwins Corporate Travel cordially invite you to attend the 4th annual Washington University Preferred Travel Supplier Fair and Expo.
The Travel Fair will be held on Tuesday April 29, 2014 at The Charles F. Knight Executive Education and Conference Center (Room 340) on the Danforth Campus. The fair will be open between 9 am and 3 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: The Knight Center, The Chase Park Plaza, The Ritz Carlton, Drury Inn-Forest Park, Drury Inn Brentwood, Marriott Hotels, The Parkway Hotel, The Sheraton Clayton, The Moonrise Hotel, Crowne Plaza Clayton, Homewood Suites Galleria, Hilton Frontenac, Four Seasons, Enterprise/National, Avis/Budget, Park Express, The Parking Spot, Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines, LHM Properties (Seven Gables, Inn, Cheshire Inn, and Holiday Inn – Forest Park)

Gwins will be demonstrating their on-line booking tool, Concur Travel, and will have staff on hand to answer your questions. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

RSVP is not required, but appreciated, by Friday, April 25. Send your RSVP to christopher_doyle@wustl.edu or bbaker@gwins.com.

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2) New Contract – Southwest Airlines

We are pleased to announce we have a Corporate Agreement with Southwest Airlines for discounts on certain domestic airfares within the Southwest Airline travel market. The discount period begins May 1, 2014 and runs through April 30, 2015. The discount will be 8% on certain Business Select and Anytime fares and 3% on certain 0-7 day Advance Purchase fares (not all fares are discountable). These discounts are for business travel only and only accessible through Gwins Travel (314-822-9008), TravelPlex (314-821-0156), Brentwood Travel (314-439-5700) or Altair International Travel (314-968-9600).

Contact Chris Doyle for more details at 314-935-7689.

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3) Preferred Hotel Agreements Outside St. Louis

We have negotiated another hotel rate in Orlando, Florida with the following hotel:

Sheraton Lake Buena Vista
12205 S. Apopka Vineland Road
Orlando, FL 32836
800-325-3535

We have negotiated another hotel rate in New Orleans, Louisiana with the following hotel:

Four Points by Sheraton French Quarter
541 Bourbon Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
888-627-7596

The Purchasing Services Supplier website will now categorize the Hotels by city, showing those properties with special negotiated rates.

The above cities were chosen because of our frequent travel to those areas. For all of those locations be sure to ask for the Washington University in Saint Louis rate. Proof of affiliation may be required upon arrival (business card or employee ID). For more information please visit the Purchasing Services website at (http://purchasing.wustl.edu/) or contact Chris Doyle, Sr. Contract Management Liaison at 314-935-7689. Please feel free to provide Chris with your feedback on these hotels.

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4) Donating Surplus Equipment – The Salvation Army

A new source for donating surplus equipment, furniture, or supplies has been added.

The Salvation Army is seeking donations of most household goods, furniture, and office supplies. The items they pick up for donation are processed in their central warehouse on Forest Park Avenue and distributed either to their Thrift Stores for sale or donated to those in need. The Salvation Army reports that $.87 of every dollar received from donations are given right back to those in need through their various programs. They have a fleet of trucks to pick-up your donated items.

To make a donation and schedule a pick up please contact: Rohn Beardsley, 535-0057 X574; rohnkb@hotmail.com or Jeremy Niemeyer, 535-0057 X573; jeremy_niemeyer@usc.salvationarmy.org

Check out Purchasing Services Surplus Property for additional information.