eProcurement Order Threshold Phased Increase

June 5, 2019

In order to encourage broader use of competitive-bid contracts, Procurement Services has decided to increase the ePro ordering threshold for select ePro vendors from the current $5,000 per order limit to $25,000 per order.

Airfare Discounts

May 9, 2019

To:  University Business Managers, Campus Unit Finance Leads, Research Information Listserv From: Troy Morse, Director of Purchasing Services Procurement Services has established contracts with each of the following airlines to offer a percentage discount on UNC-CH business airfare costs: American … Continued

Changes to Printer Cartridge Recycling Procedures

February 13, 2019

Effective immediately, University departments should follow the guidelines below for recycling printer cartridges on campus; used printer cartridges should no longer be sent to Central Receiving for recycling.

Suspended Delivery Operations for Airgas, ARC-3 and Staples

September 11, 2018

Due to pending weather conditions and suspended university operations, Airgas, ARC-3 and Staples will not be making the usual deliveries on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 13-14. Normal operations should resume Monday, Sept. 17, weather permitting.

Form Requirements for All New and Updated Campus Vendors

September 10, 2018

Starting immediately, the University requires all new campus vendors to complete appropriate business forms to conduct business with Carolina. This change also applies to vendor modification requests such as address updates.

Arc3 Gases is new ePro Vendor

May 1, 2018

To: University Business Managers Research Administration Support Group (RASG) From: Travis Henderson, Director, Procurement Services and Materials Management I am pleased to announce that effective Tuesday, May 1, Arc3 Gases will be available via the vendor catalog (ePro) page of ConnectCarolina. Arc3 … Continued

Reorganization of Procurement Services Organization

March 27, 2018

Procurement Services is announcing several minor organizational changes to strategically align existing resources, consolidate related activities and ensure a focus on operational excellence and continuous improvement. Effective immediately, Procurement Services will consist of four functional units: Purchasing Services, eProcurement and Materials Management, Accounts Payable and Travel Services, and Procurement Services Operations.

Update to Vendor Bank Accounts

February 8, 2018

On January 29, The News & Observer published an article about Appalachian State University’s financial loss caused by scammers who falsified vendor banking information in a money laundering scheme: http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ODN/NewsAndObserver/default.aspx

To tighten our own policies, Finance Procedure 1218.1, Determining Vendor Documentation, has been updated to include how changes to vendor bank accounts should be reported to Disbursement Services through Campus Vendor.