Welcome to the Purchasing Division
The mission of the Purchasing Division (including Central Purchasing, Hospital Purchasing, and Capital Construction Procurement) is to provide service and support, in a legal and professional manner, to purchase quality goods and services at the best value to the University Community.
Update on information regarding the purchase of Laboratory Equipment and Supplies by departments using the procurement card:
After meaningful discussions with various University departments, the requirement to transition to the SRM e-procurement system for purchases from VWR International has been extended until August 1, 2015. This is due to the complexity of transitioning to SRM and the increased workload associated with fiscal year end. End-users who currently use the University procurement card for purchases from VWR or Fisher Scientific may continue to do so during this time to allow for processing of Training Plans and completion of the Shopper curriculum through myUK Employee Self-Service. Please continue to use the VWR punch-out catalog within SRM if you have already taken the training and currently have the Shopper tab.
After August 1, all purchases from VWR or Fisher will be restricted from the procurement card. VWR purchases will be required through the SRM punch-out catalog or ECC Requisition for areas that have not transitioned to SRM. Items that are not available from VWR and that departments need to purchase from Fisher Scientific should be entered via SRM Free Text Shopping Cart or ECC Requisition for areas that have not transitioned to SRM.
In addition to best value products pricing, VWR provides an additional 2% product rebate to departments using the SRM e-procurement system to place their orders. The VWR agreement includes a chemicals tracking component that transfers data on chemical purchases to the University’s Chematix system. Approximately 75% of laboratory items purchased by University departments are available from VWR. The SRM system utilizes electronic order placement and invoicing, thereby eliminating the need for procurement card edits.
Information for completion of the Training Request Form(s) and taking the online training can be found at: http://www.uky.edu/Purchasing/docs/establish_roles.docx. Questions can be directed to SRMHelp@uky.edu.
By the fall of 2015, Fisher Scientific should have their own punch-out catalog available for Fisher-exclusive products in the SRM system. In addition to the Fisher Scientific punch-out catalog, a laboratory supplies UK Store with inventory from Invitrogen & Life Technologies will be coming online soon. Both of these purchasing solutions will further supplement the vast product selection available from VWR, and will help ensure all laboratory equipment & supplies are readily available for the University’s needs.
Ricoh-USA has prepared a Managed Print Services Survey and made available to University departments. Respondents can provide assessment information on Ricoh services, Document Service Centers, and other components of the Managed Print Services Program. Please consider completing the survey at your earliest convenience on behalf of your department or unit.
Purchasing has issued a newsletter for January with information on contract awards for laboratory equipment and supplies, building and equipment leasing, recent staff changes, and other items related to University procurement. Overview and FAQ documents relating to the VWR, International contract award for scientific equipment and supplies are also available. The October newsletter continues to be available on our website.
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