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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:

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 to have your account linked to the UNC-CH master account.

Airgas Winter Holiday Schedule

December 12, 2017

To: Business Managers From: Bernard Law, Purchasing Services Airgas will be closed Monday, Dec. 25 and Tuesday, Dec. 26 for the holidays and will not make any deliveries on these days. They will resume their normal operations on Wednesday, Dec. … Read more

Airgas, Dry Ice and Gas Deliveries for Thanksgiving Week

November 17, 2017

To:  University Business Managers,MOU Financial Leads,Research Administration Support Group From: Bernard Law, Director, Purchasing Services Airgas will be closed for Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 23-Friday, Nov. 24. Dry ice deliveries will be Monday, Nov. 20 and Wednesday, Nov. 22. Gas cylinder … Read more

Reimbursement email will soon be easier to recognize

October 30, 2017

Disbursement Services has revamped the email that announces reimbursements to address phishing and security concerns. These improvements are a direct result of feedback from the University community and will be effective on messages as of Friday, Nov. 3.

New Director of Procurement

October 26, 2017

To: University Business Managers, Finance Council Members, Major Organizational Unit (MOU) Financial Leads, Finance Staff From: Beau Jimmerson, Executive Director, Strategic Sourcing and Payment Services I’m pleased to welcome a new addition to the Strategic Sourcing and Payment Services team. … Read more

Viewing Attachments to a Purchase Order

October 4, 2017

The ConnectCarolina Team has included instructions for how to view attachments once a requisition has been converted to a purchase order (PO). The Purchase Order Inquiry can be used to view attachments associated with a PO after the PO is sourced. Reference Card found here: