A new university-wide contract for photography services, was recently awarded to 5 suppliers by the Strategic Procurement team. The Strategic Procurement team has pre-negotiated terms and hourly rates with the awarded photographers as part of a competitive Request for Proposal (RFP). The scope of these contracts include headshots, corporate, editorial, event, features, portrait, food, and sports action photography. The portfolios of the awarded suppliers and specific contract info can be found in our website: http://go.osu.edu/photoservices . For additional contract details, please contact Procurement directly. See the full article for the vendor list and additional purchasing guidance.
This is a reminder that annual office water service purchase orders (PO) to Magnetic Springs must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 29, from any Ohio State location that wishes to continue service in the new fiscal year.
Orders should be issued exclusively via the eStores catalogs per the detailed instructions found in the user guide link , which includes PO examples.
Service Center staff are reminded to issue these requests via the requisition distribution method so the standard comments for term orders can be included on the final PO.
Please contact the eStores Team with any questions about this message.
A new university-wide contract for local accommodations and meeting space, was recently awarded to 17 properties by the Strategic Procurement team. The Strategic Procurement team has pre-negotiated terms and rates with local hotels for use by Ohio State as part of a competitive Request for Proposal (RFP).
The scope of these contracts includes individual and group accommodations, meeting space, AV/TV service, food and beverage services, and additional services for events at each property. Pre-negotiated terms include pricing, cancellation, attrition, concessions, etc. See the full article for the vendor list and additional purchasing guidance.
Charter Bus Services are now part of eStores My Quote. The range of services offered include motor coach, mini bus, airport service and shuttle. All the awarded suppliers were reviewed and assessed by a cross-functional university team, including the office of Risk Management. The selected suppliers hold the necessary insurance certificates and have been vetted and approved.
The five suppliers offering in-Ohio coverage may be located in eStores My Quote:
Baron's Bus Cardinal Transportation LTD Lakefront Lines Inc. STM Driven (previously True North Travel Solutions) Windstar Lines
The eighty suppliers included in the eStores My Quote site are now searchable from the landing page of eStores. Simply enter the supplier name in the search box. The My Quote icon will display with instructions to click on the icon to go directly to the site. See the full article for screen shots.
Items from Flag Lady , supplier of promotional custom table covers, banners, flags and retractable banners, are now available in a hosted catalog. Materials available include polyester, vinyl and nylon. Available formats include sewn or digitally printed. Installation is available if needed.
eStores items that use special characters such as inch or quote marks or “<” and “>” symbols in the item description, may not push to PeopleSoft using the eStores distribution method and the “Send to PeopleSoft” button. Service Centers can use the Requisition distribution method for these eRequests. Affected vendors include Sigma Aldrich, Fisher and VWR as well as some MRO building supply companies, due to their use of units of measure characters (inches or feet).