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Upcoming Staples Delivery Changes

October 3, 2018

Effective Oct. 8, 2018, Staples deliveries will come directly from Staples to the address specified on the order. All orders placed with Staples via ePro will be delivered by Staples personnel, and Central Receiving will no longer be involved with the delivery of Staples orders. Staples has been preparing for this change for several months, so we expect the change to be seamless for campus customers.

Staples Delivery Update

September 17, 2018

Due to the impacts of Hurricane Florence on Staples distribution network, there will likely be three-day hub delays for all orders processed over the next several days. That means orders placed on today, Sept. 17 might not be received until Thursday/Friday, Sept. 20-21. Lumberton, Fayetteville and Wilmington Staples hubs are the hardest hit but the Staples team is working to divert product and minimize impact. That said, in many areas, road conditions and standing water are preventing timely deliveries.

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.

Bottled Water Orders

July 20, 2018

Beginning July 23, we request that departments pay for their water bottle orders via P-Card and reconcile electronically.

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.

FedEx Shipping and Billing

February 8, 2018

The University has a master contract with FedEx that includes a discounted rate for FedEx via the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). These charges are paid to FedEx centrally and billed to you via CBM (Customer Billing Management). If you have a FedEx account that is billed directly to you, please contact Ammar Yameen, Director of Strategic Supply, at yameen@email.unc.edu to have your account linked to the UNC-CH master account.