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Volume 2, Issue 4

Date Released: 24 February 2014

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Case Western Reserve University

proCWRUment Quarterly 2012 Volume2 Issue4

Vol. 2, Issue 4, 2012

This newsletter is published by The Office of Procurement and Distribution Services, Case Western Reserve University. To communicate with the editor, email:

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Did You Know?

  • Please return mail rubberbands to OMG / mail delivery personnel
  • The PCard should not be used with SmartCART vendors
  • Vicky McMillan is our OfficeMax representative and can be reached at or 440.228.9229

Contact PDS

Hours of Operation:
8:30 am - 5:00 pm M-F

Phone: 216-368-2560

General Information:

Change an address in PS Financials:
PCard Information:
Pcard Audit Info:
Establishing Supplier Connections:
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The University Movers: 

Contact our Preferred Suppliers:

Contact Information:

Fisher Scientific:

OfficeMax: New Preferred Vendor

Onsite Management Group PicCase Western Reserve University and OfficeMax are pleased to announce that a multi-year preferred vendor sales agreement for office supplies is in effect as of 7/24/12. This agreement helps meet university-wide goals to control costs as well as meet diversity and sustainability goals.

Highlights of the new agreement include:

  1. Lowest available prices: E&I and heavily discounted items provide significant savings
  2. Free next day shipping for orders placed before
    4:00 PM
  3. Prompt payment discounts for all online ordering
  4. Dedicated on-site customer support and advice
  5. “OfficeMax Customer Perks” program
    (10% off nearly all office supplies, ink, toner, and ImPress services, 30% off on all computer repair services, and 5% off most technology items for faculty, staff, and students - with Perks card and Case ID) Get your card here
  6. Commitment to diversity and sustainability stewardship goals

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PDS Vendor Fair

Balloons and Stars PicWe are pleased to announce that we will host our 7th annual Procurement & Distribution Services Vendor Fair. The theme for this year’s fair is Driving Change Makes Cent$. The vendor fair will be held October 23rd, 2012, between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm at the Veale Center. This will be a great opportunity for you to meet your vendors. There will be fun, food, give-a-ways, & prizes. We also will collect contributions to donate to a local charity. So please bring your “change”. Your small donations can make a huge difference. We look forward to seeing you at this grand event! Save the date! (If you have a vendor, who the university currently does business with, that you would like to see at the fair, please send their contact information to our vendor fair email alias at

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New FedEx Account Number

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CWRU has transitioned to a new Account number with FedEx. If you are currently an on-line user, nothing has changed, and the account has been updated behind the scenes. If you need access to a FedEx online account, or assistance receiving an item being sent FedEx to CWRU, please contact

GovConnection and MCPc Coming to SmartCART

GovConnection and MCPc Coming to SmartCARTProcurement and Distribution Services is pleased to announce strategic partnerships with two local companies to service the University’s computer equipment needs, while meeting strategic sourcing goals, controling costs, ensuring excellent service, and promoting responsible stewardship of CWRU funds.

MCPc, based in Cleveland, will be providing sales and service for Dell equipment and accessories to the campus.
GovConnection, with operations in Wilmington, will offer Lenovo laptops, desktops and tablets to the campus community, as well as computer peripherals such as printers, mice, and monitors.

Additional information will be forthcoming.

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Quez Media Marketing Partnership

Quez Media PicEffective 7/1/2012, Procurement and Distribution Services is pleased to announce a new supplier partnership with Quez Media Marketing for promotional items. This agreement extends value-added services such as free designs, proofs and setups of a major account to all departmental buyers as well as 15% off its lowest commercial prices. Establishing one point of contact for all promotional spend will allow for maximum efficiencies in cost and quality. With nearly a million product offerings, Quez Media Marketing provides personalized service, creative ideas, and the best overall value to the university. We invite potential customers to share their requirements with us at

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SmartCART Vendors

sc bullet Airgas sc bullet IDT
sc bullet Amresco sc bullet Life Technologies
sc bullet BD Biosciences sc bullet LPS
sc bullet BioExpress sc bullet McMaster Carr
sc bullet Bio-Rad Laboratories sc bullet OfficeMax
sc bullet CDW-G sc bullet Qiagen
sc bullet Dell sc bullet R&D Systems
sc bullet Denville Scientific sc bullet Roche
sc bullet Dot Scientific sc bullet Sigma Aldrich
sc bullet Fisher Scientific sc bullet Steelcase
sc bullet Fisher Stockroom sc bullet TLC Springwater
sc bullet Grainger sc bullet VWR Int.
sc bullet Henry Schein sc bullet XPedX
sc bullet GovConnection Coming Soon! sc bulletMCPc Coming Soon!

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