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New Prime Vendor for Lab Supplies

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.

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NEW Spearmart Training Available

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

New and existing requesters are encouraged to register for the course to learn how to create and manage orders in the University’s e-procurement system. Participants will learn how to create shopping carts using catalogs and forms, submit...

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New Office Supply Contract

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.

After an extensive pricing analysis of over 3,000 SKU’s, we have calculated RGH/Staples’ pricing to be an...

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Fiscal Year End 2023 Procurement Guidance

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”...

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New SpearMart Features

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.

Procurement Manual for purchasing Goods and Services

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.

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Fisher Scientific Punchout Catalog

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...

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Nonyem “Ololade” Holmes joins our staff!

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...

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Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship Opportunities

Below are opportunities from the Jim Moran Institute

Small Business Executive Program – Tallahassee
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https://jimmoraninstitute.fsu.edu/programs/small-business-executive-program/tallahassee...

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New SpearMart Feature – Ad-Hoc Approval

A new requisition Ad-Hoc Approval feature is available for use in SpearMart.

What is Ad-Hoc Approval?
Ad-Hoc approval allows approvers to add a requisition Ad-Hoc approver during the requisition approval workflow. This can be used for situations where a one-time approval is needed from an approver who is not in the regular approval workflow.

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