Preparing for Year End FY17

Year end for Fiscal Year 2017 is just around the corner. Fall semester will begin soon and thoughts will turn to, “what do we need to buy and what projects do we need to complete before year end?” Please remember to plan ahead and get your FY17 year-end purchases started early. If you are ordering supplies, upgrading a classroom or renovating a space, please allow plenty of time for Purchasing to address your needs. The deadline for submitting requests for purchase orders in FY17 is the close of business on Monday, September 25, 2017. Our staff will be happy to assist you with your needs for upcoming purchases and projects.

If you have orders that involve new furniture, please make sure to submit your request to Furnishings & Design no later than August 15, 2017. This will allow time to evaluate the project, obtain quotes and process your order.

Purchasing Contract Update:
Gulf Coast Office Products, current holder of our crimson and white shaker contract, was recently purchased by Staples. Moving forward, all shaker purchases will need to be directed to Staples through Elayne Neubert, elayne.neubert@staples.com. All other information in the contract will remain the same. If you have any questions please contact Jana Weaver, jweaver@fa.ua.edu.