Preparing for Deliveries During the Two-Week Circuit Breaker

As a reminder, the two-week “Circuit Breaker” is approaching next week (Sunday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020), and during this time many buildings on campus may be closed and unable to accept packages for delivery.

We expect that you are already aware of how your department may be impacted during this time and have planned accordingly. Your department may choose alternate delivery options, as outlined here.

If we receive calls for help from carriers attempting to deliver packages to a closed building, we will instruct them to deliver the package to the receiving department (801-581-7409). From there, it can be picked up by your department in Will Call or it will be subsequently delivered to your department once your building has reopened per your request.

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UShop Outage-Resolved

The UShop access issue which began at approximately 7:43AM this morning has been resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please contact the UShop Help Desk if you continue to experience issues or problems.

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Cell Signaling Technology Punch-out Live

Cell Signaling Technology (CST) product offerings include:

  • Primary and Secondary Antibodies
  • Antibodies Validated for WB, IP, IF, IHC, Flow, ChiP-Seq, ELISA
  • Conjugated Antibodies
  • Proteomics Kits
  • ELISA Kits
  • ChiP Kits & Reagents
  • Cellular Assay Kits
  • Assay Reagents and Buffers
  • Experimental Controls

Contact your CST account manager about any of these products or if you have questions about bulk options, carrier-free formulation, or proteomic services.

Jennifer Nguyen | Account Manager (Western US) jennifer.nguyen@cellsignal.com | 978-880-5371

Get contract pricing on CST’s Campus wide contract: P&CS20202113

Departments also enjoy these benefits from UShop Catalog purchases:

  • Electronic order approvals tied to GFA
  • Electronic invoicing
  • No need to reconcile or reallocate transactions
  • Searchable transactions in UShop after the purchase

For more information Click Here.

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New Software Purchase Request Form in UShop — Verify Before You Buy

To encourage compliance with University of Utah Policy 4-050 and Rule 4-050A, UShop has launched a new form called “Software Purchase Request” for initiating new software purchases greater than $5,000. The new form should be used for such purchases effective July 1, 2020. Using the new form replaces the process previously announced on June 28, 2019.

You can find the new form starting July 1 by logging in to UShop, navigating to the Purchase Requests section, and looking for the Software Purchase Request form.

Completing the form enables University Information Technology (UIT) or University of Utah Health to review and approve software purchase requests, as per the policy and rule. The review process is designed to prevent unnecessary duplicate software purchases and ensure compatibility with existing university IT systems (e.g., PeopleSoft, Canvas, Epic) and security requirements prior to purchase. In some cases, the software you need may already be available for your use at reduced or no cost through campus licensing agreements.

New UShop users will need to complete the relevant required trainings.

For questions about software and how to fill out the Software Purchase Request form, please contact UIT’s Aimee Ellett at aimee.ellett@utah.edu.

For questions about UShop training and UShop technical support, please contact the UShop team at ushop@utah.edu or 801-585-2255.

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New Search Features in UShop!

Coming to UShop June 23, 2020:

  • Enhanced Search Experience offers MORE
  • MORE Power
  • MORE Filters
  • MORE Customization

Click Here for details

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Abcam & BioRad – 2 New Punch-outs Now Live!

Get contract pricing on Campus wide contracts

Abcam: P&CS20202041

Bio Rad: P&CS20202125

Departments also enjoy these benefits from UShop Catalog purchases:

  • Electronic routing for approvals tied to GFA
  • Electronically routed Invoicing
  • No need for additional efforts to reconcile paper transactions
  • Searchable Transactions stored in UShop

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Abcam | BioRad

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Vice President (or designee) Approval Required on Expenditures Exceeding $10,000

In response to the directive dated April 29, 2020, issued to the President’s Leadership Council from President Watkins and Senior VPs Reed and Good (read here), the Purchasing Department has implemented new procedures and processes to address required vice presidential approval for expenditures exceeding $10,000.00.

To adhere to this directive, all in-process and newly received UShop requisitions with a value greater than $10,000, regardless of origination date, will require written cognizant vice presidential or designee approval prior to being processed.

Purchasing Department buyers will contact requisitioning departments to obtain the required written approval for all in-process requisitions received prior to this new directive. Newly received affected requisitions will be reviewed for proper written vice presidential or designee approval. Requisitions exceeding $10,000 in value not accompanied by written approval will be held until written approval is received. Requisitions denied approval will be returned to the requisitioning department. If an exception to the directive has been issued by a vice president, a copy of such should be submitted with the requisition.

Questions regarding the $10,000 written approval directive or possible exceptions should be addressed with the business officer(s) within your reporting area. Purchasing Department buyers should be contacted for requisition-specific questions.

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B&H Photo Punch-out Catalog Changes

B&H Photo is a large supplier of photography, video equipment, lighting products, audiovisual, and much more. B&H recently executed two contracts with the State of Utah (PA3401 & PA3336), activating some exciting changes in their punch-out catalog:

  • Orders over $5000* no longer require competitive bidding if this contracted supplier is used
  • An expanded selection of products and services available in the punch-out catalog
  • Contract pricing covers all products and services offered in the catalog
  • You continue to enjoy:
    • Free Ground Shipping to Campus locations
    • Electronic Invoicing
    • No need to reconcile transaction
    • Searchable Transactions stored in UShop
    • Great customer service

Enjoy paperless processing from beginning to end!

(*) All punch-out orders over $50,000 require procurement review.

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Coming Soon: UShop Change Order Request Update

The Change Order Request form in UShop has been updated and will be released on 4/27/20.  The new format is more clear and concise and requests the necessary information required for the review and approval process.

View the Change Order Request Guide here

If you have any questions please contact us at 801-585-2255.

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UShop Changes & Improvements

As part of our ongoing effort to improve UShop, there are several changes going into effect on April 6:

Left sidebar navigation icons have changed, as well as the header bar along the top of the screen, to improve useable workspace and provide more intuitive navigation.

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A reorganized shopping dashboard, rearranging the existing content you already know in a way that places the most commonly used items in the top portion of the viewing space. If you prefer the previous shopping dashboard, you may switch back to it, or can toggle between them. If there is something you’d like to see on the dashboard, please let us know.

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Ability to add Additional Approvers into requisition workflow in UShop, independent of GFA approval. This could be useful, for example if the specific items in your cart require review by a subject matter expert, or as a way to add another layer of approval to your order, improving internal controls. This feature may also be useful for individuals who submit requisitions into workflow but those individuals also have GFA and their orders auto-approve. This feature forces a stop at another person for review.

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