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What's new in Procurement?

New SpearMart functional enhancements are available, including the ability to hide/show the sidebar on the Requisition main page, the ability to expand and collapse folders on the Requisition Approval main page, and a new contracts search option.

Click HERE for details.

Procurement Services is pleased to announce the launch of a new contract with Fisher Scientific as our new prime vendor for lab supplies. FSU departments should now use the SpearMart punchout catalog for Fisher Scientific as first stop for common lab supplies such as nitrile gloves, pipette tips, microcentrifuge tubes, culture plates, flasks, chemicals, reagents, glassware, and filters.

Procurement Services is pleased to announce that updates to the online SpearMart Requester training have been released to University employees.

FSU is pleased to announce that RGH Enterprises/Staples will be the University’s primary contracted supplier for office products effective immediately. The new catalog with enhanced pricing is located on the front page of SpearMart under the section for Books/Office Supplies.

The chart below lists the year end deadlines for procurement activities related to fiscal close transactions. The cutoff dates represent the last day that departments can submit documents to allow sufficient time for processing and posting to the Fiscal Year End. Submittal of documents well in advance of the cutoff dates will ensure timely processing.Note: Deadlines stating "Last Day” refer to the last day in which we may be able to guarantee processing in FY23.

On Monday March 20, 2023, five new features will be added to SpearMart eProcurement.
For a sneak peek of those five new features, please click HERE. These new features have been designed to improve our shopping experience.

An electronic Procurement Manual, which identifies procedures for purchasing goods and services, has been posted to the Procurement Services website.

It was developed to promote the use of good business practices, to ensure that the University meets state and federal requirements, and to limit the University’s risk and liability exposure.

The various sections of the manual address an overview of the buying process, procurement procedures, contract administration and other additional resources.

Procurement Services is pleased to announce the transition for Fisher Scientific from a hosted catalog to a punchout catalog in SpearMart. Through this improvement, live availability of items will be displayed which will prevent cancellations of orders for out-of-stock items, and pricing updates will be applied faster which will prevent invoice discrepancies. This transition will be effective Wednesday, April 21st.

Ololade is filling one of our Procurement Specialist positions. Ololade has a Master of International Business from Hult International Business School in Boston, MA and a Bachelor of Arts (International Business and Marketing) from Valdosta State University. She most recently worked for Texas Tech University in their Health Sciences Center, Office of the President, placing purchase orders and reconciling p-card transactions in addition to arranging travel and other official communications.