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04/22/2013 - QIAGEN AND HENRY SCHEIN ADDED TO GRIZMART AS PUNCHOUT VENDORSQiagen is now available as a punchout vendor in GrizMart. Qiagen is the leading global provider of sample and assay technologies. Click here to read more about Qiagen. Henry Schein provides Medical/Dental/Athletic Training Supplies. Click here to read more about Henry Schein.
03/20/2013 - BIO-RAD LABORATORIES ADDED TO GRIZMART AS A PUNCHOUT VENDOR
Bio-Rad Laboratories is now available in GrizMart as a punchout catalog vendor. Bio-Rad is a leading provider of life science research and clinical diagnostics equipment and supplies. Click here for Bio-Rad's helpful guide to using their punchout catalog from within GrizMart. Click here to read more about Bio-Rad.
03/13/2012 - 2013 FISCAL YEAR END
Fiscal year (FY)-end is rapidly approaching. Your cooperation and timely processing of year-end purchases is important. Please click here for this year's Procurement year end memo which includes important cut-off dates. Please distribute this information to all relevant areas in your department.
12/26/2012 - CHANGES TO GRIZMART
We just completed an Operational Assessment of our Procurement and Payables functions as well as our utilization of GrizMart with the help of Huron Consulting. I wanted to share with you some of the most noteworthy recommendations relative to GrizMart which we intend to implement in the first half of 2013:
11/5/2012 - NEW UM EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM(EMMP)
In an ongoing effort to facilitate savings and greater operational efficiency, Procurement Services has contracted with Specialty Underwriters LLC to implement a University Wide Equipment Maintenance Management Program (EMMP) to reduce equipment maintenance expenses and better manage the service of our equipment. We request your assistance in implementing the full potential of savings and administrative efficiencies we believe this program can bring to The University of Montana.
Under the new program, Departments are guaranteed minimum discounts of up to 30% off of your current select equipment maintenance agreements depending on the type of equipment included and the existing service coverage and contract terms. In addition to the savings, this initiative provides broader maintenance protection for our equipment while allowing Department’s to retain their current service providers or to utilize an alternative vendor of their choice.
For your Department’s review, I have attached the following link to a dedicated program website that has been created by Specialty Underwriters for the Equipment Maintenance Management Program: http://www.su-group.com/landingpage_UofM.aspx.
Please contact, Procurement Services, Ian Robbins or your representative from Specialty Underwriters, with any questions or comments you may have regarding the program.
|Chad M. Frank
|Specialty Underwriters LLC||Strategic Sourcing Solutions, Inc.|
6/1/2012 - NEW LOCAL OFFICE SUPPLY VENDORS COMING TO GRIZMART
The University of Montana has decided to award a contract to both Missoula's Office City and Office Solutions & Services for Office Supplies resulting from Request For Proposal 2913. Both local office supply vendors should have their punchout catalogs operational in GrizMart within the next 45 days.
5/2/2012 - NEW DOCUMENT SEARCH TRAINING LESSON
Having trouble understanding how to search for documents within GrizMart? Check out the new Document Search Training Lesson 17 on the GrizMart Training webpage by clicking here. Lesson 17 - Document Search replaces Lesson 11 - Order History.
4/25/2012 - CONTRACT SERVICES TRAINING
Procurement will host a Contract Services Training in the UC, Rm 333 on May 16th. All Department Personnel are welcome to attend and may come to either the a.m. (10-11) or pm (2-3) session.
4/18/2012 - 2012 FISCAL YEAR-END PURCHASING INFORMATION
Click here to view the 2012 FY-end Memo
3/19/2012 - ADDED CDWG, STAPLES, AND FISHER SCIENTIFIC TO UM VENDOR SHOWCASE
Click here to view details about these vendors including promotions, contacts, etc.
3/16/2012 - UM-MISSOULA CAMPUS MOVING TO GRIZMART, MAY 1st
Beginning May 1st, 2012, the procurement of all goods and services must originate in GrizMart unless you are using your ProCard AND the vendor you are procuring the good(s) from is NOT a GrizMart participating vendor. Contracted Services, Maintenance Agreements, Photocopiers, and Software procurements must originate in GrizMart regardless of the payment method. read more
3/15/2012 - COMPLETE BOOKS AND MEDIA SUPPLY VENDOR ADDED TO GRIZMART
Complete Books and Media Supply is a single-source, wholesale distributor of books and publications and has the largest selection of publications exclusively for academic and business markets. For a complete listing of vendors enabled within GrizMart, click here.
2/3/2012 - NEW LIFE SCIENCES VENDORS ADDED TO GRIZMART
The following vendors were added to GrizMart via the SciQuest Science Catalog: Bio-Rad Laboratories, Carolina Biological Supply Co., New England Biolabs, PerkinElmer Life and Analytical Sciences, Qiagen, Inc, Rainin and Instrument. For a complete listing of vendors enabled within GrizMart, click here.
1/19/2012 - CDW-G ADDED TO GRIZMART AS A PUNCHOUT VENDOR
CDW-G is a leading technology solutions provider of hardware, software, peripheral products, and professional services to governmental and educational institutions. Set apart by a commitment to deliver the best customer experience, CDW-G assists in providing what you need when you need it in a way that exceeds your expectations. As a national leader in the technology industry, CDW-G will help you choose the solution that best meets your organization's current and future technology needs. Support is provided before, during and after your technology purchase. For a complete listing of vendors enabled within GrizMart, click here.
12/19/2011 - REGISTRATION FOR GRIZMART TRAINING NOW AVAILABLE
Starting January 4, 2012, training for GrizMart requestors and approvers will be offered in LA139. Sign up through the IT short course page found here.
08/28/2011 - NEW UPS AND FEDEX CONTRACTS AVAILABLE
Starting August 28, 2011, the State of Montana will be participating in the WSCA Small Package Delivery Services contracts with UPS and FedEx...read more
Emma B. Lommasson Center
The University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812