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Indiana University Purchasing Newsletter

Dear Reader:

It’s impossible to make good spending decisions without good information. In an effort to give you access to the best information available, I present to you the new Office of Procurement Services website.

Browse our Contracts page to find a reliable vendor or visit our Buying and Training pages to learn Purchasing basics. If you still can’t find the information you need, someone is always available to answer your questions.The greatest contribution we can make to our faculty and staff is to give you the tools you need to make your job easier.


Lorelei meeker
Assistant Vice President
Indiana University Office of Procurement Services
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August 2009
Volume 5, Issue 6

In This Issue

Follow the Latest Purchasing News

All Campuses 

New Look Emphasizes Substance and Style

A new version of the EPIC Shop Contracts page, sometimes referred to as the SciQuest SelectSite or B2B, was released on July 27. The transition to the new interface went smoothly with only a few minor issues that were reported and quickly resolved. The new interface makes it easier for faculty and staff to search for items.
Take a video tour of the new Shop Contracts page»


"We know you love your old laptop and desk chair, but..."

While University Financial Policy I-140 permits University-owned property to be used off-campus, it is important to remember that University purchased property never becomes the property of the user regardless of the length of time it is in the user’s possession. An item is considered University-purchased property if IU paid for the transaction, regardless of funding source.

Read the full story »


School of Education Saves Two Kinds of Green

The School of Education on the Bloomington campus implemented a simple program that significantly reduces energy consumed, thereby saving thousands of dollars. Purchasing recently caught up with the people who helped make it happen to learn more about how departments on all campuses can take part in the initiative.
See the video interview »


Vendor Spotlight - Saving Money With Sony

Products: Professional and consumer audio/visual equipment.


Campus Availability:This contract is available to all IU campuses.

Average Contract Discount: 17 to 40 percent for IU purchases, depending on the product line. Sony also offers faculty/staff/student personal discounts.

Where to Shop: For IU purchases, use the Product Search feature on the EPIC Shop Contracts page. Personal purchases may be made on the Sony Style website (register using IU's PIN: EPP_IU_29). 

Contacts: For questions, contact the appropriate Purchasing agent on your campus.



August EPIC Training Opportunities

Date: Thursday, August 27
Time: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Location: Poplars 183
Register Now »

Date: Thursday, August 13
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: UN 544 (Union Building) North side of building
Register Now »



Bloomington News

Enterprise Location Consolidated, Pick-up Service Expanded

Starting August 1, the Enterprise Rent-a-Car location at Range Road will be consolidated. Going forward, Indiana University travelers may choose to rent from two convenient Bloomington locations.

Read the full story »


IU Campus Competes for Victoria's Secret Event

IU fans only have one more day to vote for Indiana University’s Bloomington campus as the winner of the Victoria’s Secret PINK Nation student event.  At the time of this posting, IU was in the lead with 29 percent of the vote.  Running a close second was Kansas with 26 percent of the vote.

Read the full story and learn how to vote »


Sustainable Purchasing Intern Selected as First IU Student Member of National Procurement Organization

Madoka Yoshino, Sustainability Intern for the Office of Procurement Services, is the first IU student to become a student member of the National Association for Educational Procurement (NAEP). Yoshino is working on developing Indiana University's Sustainable Procurement guide and website to reflect a campus-wide effort towards sustainability by supporting the use of local, organic, and environmentally friendly products.

Read the full story »


Indianapolis News 

Fisher Stockroom Open for Business

We are pleased to announce that Fisher Scientific has opened a stockroom on the IUPUI campus.  The stockroom is located in the R3 building, room 138.  Orders for the stockroom must be placed by using the search function at the top of the EPIC Shop Catalogs page. 
Read the full story »


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