August 2018

Purchasing Updates

eVA Ordering Update

As a process improvement for FY19, purchasing requisitions between $2,000 and $5,000 will no longer be assigned to a buyer in the Purchasing Office when a special review is not required. This will significantly reduce the processing time for departmental orders under $5,000 to vendors with whom we regularly conduct business. In these cases, an EP# will be assigned to the order and returned to the eVA user for vendor submission, if necessary.

Re-manufactured Toner

The Supply Room (TSRC) is now offering re-manufactured toner options. To see if re-manufactured toner is available for your machine, search for the traditional toner in the TSRC PunchOut Catalog and then click the “Family” tab at the bottom of the item page. If “Remanufactured Toner Cartridge” is listed, simply click “Add to Cart.”

Sit Stand Desks

The Supply Room (TSRC) has a variety of sit stand desks available at contract pricing. The TSRC Punch-Out Catalog homepage features a link to the available options. In order to access the Punch-Out Catalog link, you must be logged into eVA.

Scientific Vendor Information

For units that order Scientific Supplies, the Scientific Vendor list has been updated with the latest information.  Be sure to reference the contract number to ensure you are receiving preferred pricing.                                       

SWaM Fest 2018

Virginia’s largest supplier diversity conference will be taking place on October 3–4 in Harrisonburg, Virginia, at the Hotel Madison and Shenandoah Valley Conference Center. If your department works with a vendor who would potentially be interested in attending/sponsoring the event, details can be found here. Contact Mikaela Reinard with any questions.

New Contracts

Purchasing has negotiated new contracts. Go to the Purchasing and Accounts Payable update page to learn more!   

Travel Reminders

As a reminder, many guides are available for trip planning. These guides will help travelers to stay in compliance with Mason policies and procedures while traveling on university business. Check out the following:

Take a look at our new webpage, Purchasing & Accounts Payable Updates, for expanded information and photo guides on the topics above.