CORPORATE PURCHASING ANNOUNCEMENT

May, 2014

As we approach the end of the fiscal year and the summer months, the staff of Corporate Purchasing would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you and your families a safe and enjoyable summer.

We appreciate the patience and consideration you've extended to us over this past year and will continue to try to exceed your expectations as we approach one of our busiest times of the year.

To avoid unexpected delays with purchase orders that must be processed or committed this fiscal year, please ensure that we receive them in Corporate Purchasing no later than May 23rd. Please make sure your requisitions are complete and include all required information. Approximately 20% of requisitions received are missing required information and result in additional delays.

As a reminder, invoices are normally paid 30 days after the invoice date and the average delivery time for many supplies is approximately two (2) weeks after the purchase order is received by the supplier. Additionally, most capital equipment and/or purchases requiring bids require longer lead times. Please plan accordingly if you expect purchase orders to be processed, received or paid within this fiscal year.

Due to increased volumes experienced at the end of the fiscal year, any rush requests received after the cutoff date cannot be guaranteed.

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CORPORATE PURCHASING OFFICE HOURS

Corporate Purchasing office hours are 8 am to 5 pm, however, for your convenience, there is also a drop box located at the front entrance where you may leave requisitions if arriving before or after normal business hours.

Thank you