Ohio University

Announcements

  • September 11, 2020
    Shred-It Update

    Effective September 10, 2020, Shred-It has announced a change in their dedicated Ohio University sales representative.  All requests for pickups or confidential shredding bins should be directed to Jean Cantrell at Jean.Cantrell@stericycle.com.  Jean has replaced Michelle Caudill who served as OHIO’s representative since the beginning of our contract with Shred-It. 

  • September 11, 2020
    The Parking Spot Updates

    During these uncertain times, most University travel is still suspended, however, there are some exceptions.  As updates are made, we will be certain to inform you so that you are ready when travel is allowed.  The Parking Spot at the John Glenn International Airport in Columbus is a preferred provider offering discounts for both business and personal travel for OHIO employees.

  • September 11, 2020
    Authorized Purchases

    The Purchasing Department continues to assist the campus community for their purchases of goods and services and would like to remind faculty, staff, and students of best practices and policies that the University have in place.

  • August 31, 2020
    Shred-It Update

    As we continue to navigate through the new normal of the pandemic, here are some reminders about using Shred-It.

    Contract Extension:

    OHIO’s confidential shredding agreement through Shred-It has been extended through June 30, 2021.  This new agreement, effective July 1, 2020, will have an increase in price of 2% per pickup and a 7.5% recycling surcharge for University customers.  As the cost of doing business continues to rise, the OHIO Purchasing department continues to work with vendors to negotiate the best possible prices for our campus community.

  • August 31, 2020
    University Announces New Purchasing Guidance for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

    As was communicated in the July Business Matters article, the University continues to work with each planning units point person to coordinate all COVID-19 PPE needs.

    As a reminder, all planning unit requests for COVID-19 PPE supplies must be requested through the planning unit’s appointed individual. Individual departmental purchases for COVID-19 PPE must not be made by PCard or through any other purchasing tools (Payment Request, Reimbursement, or Requisition). 

  • July 9, 2020
    Airline Savings Program Development

    Although the university community has been unable to travel these last several months, the Travel Office has been busy working with the Inter-University Counsel-Purchasing Group (IUC-PG) and CBT to develop an airline discount program. Details are still be worked out, but we will be rolling out new discount programs with several airlines over the next several months. This is just one example of our ability to collectively leverage travel spend among the Ohio universities to both secure better pricing from our suppliers and services for you! Stay tuned to future Business Matter editions for updates on this and many more exciting programs to come, as we work to build out a robust travel program for our university world travelers!

  • July 9, 2020
    Travel Restrictions Update

    As communicated to the university in the July 2, 2020 OHIO News article , the in-state travel ban has been lifted. However, all other travel is still suspended until further notice. If you need to obtain a travel exception, the following process must be followed:

  • July 9, 2020
    Direct Deposit for New Suppliers

    Effective March 16, 2020, direct deposit is now required for all NEW suppliers. This change has been implemented to ensure business continuity for payments to our vendors especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. By using direct deposit, our employees can practice social distancing during the current pandemic and further prepares the University for emergency situations that arise in the future.

    This new process will also benefit the University by providing cost savings through the elimination of check stock and ink, reducing time spent on printing, voiding, and re-issuing checks. Direct deposit is also a more sustainable practice, eliminating the mass amount of paper products that are being used and provides more security to our vendors.

    The finance department will be reaching out to current vendors that are set up as check payment to convert them to secure direct deposit for all future payments.

    Questions? Contact Finance Customer Care at financecustomercare@ohio.edu.

  • July 9, 2020
    New PCards - COMING SOON

    The University will be changing purchasing card providers.  Bank of America will be the new provider and we plan to distribute new cards to cardholders in mid-October.

    More details related to training materials and card distribution will be forthcoming in future newsletters and at the Business Forum in August.