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Vol 24-3 dated June 03, 2024

Topics:Year End Preparations, IT Procurement- Frequently Asked Questions, Harbor Freight Supplier Status Change, Upcoming Changes To Direct Pay, Supplier Outreach Initiative, SWaM Vendor Spotlight: ThunderCat Technology, Procurement Spotlight: Mary Helmick, Upcoming Events: Hands-On Training Dates for HokieMart Requestors, and ABC's of Procurement Parts 1 & 2 Dates

Vol 24-2 dated April 05, 2024

Topics:End of Fiscal Year Procurements, Tips for Procuring Software, 2024 SWaM Vendor Fair Raffle Winners, New Fund Series Available for Request: Departmental America To Go Funds Linked to Virginia Tech Foundation Funds, Streamlining Supplier Updates in HokieMart, Community Service, Contracts Corner: Promotional Items Approval Forms, Procurement Spotlight: Introducing IT Procurement, Did You Know: Competition Threshold Friendly Reminder, Hands-On Training Dates for HokieMart Requestors, and Upcoming Events: ABC's of Procurement Parts 1 & 2 Dates

Vol 24-1 dated January 25, 2024

Topics:New HokieMart Feature: Bulk Upload, Procurement Update for ULINE and VPL, SWAM Vendor Spotlight: TK Promotions Inc, Contracts Corner: Interpretation and Translation Services and Related Solutions, Save The Date: SWAM Vendor Fair, Did You Know: Purchasing Jet Engine PW308A, Hands on HokieMart Requestor Training, Upcoming Events: ABC's of Procurement I & II, and Procurement Spotlight: IT Procurement Team

Vol 23-5 dated October 20, 2023

Topics: IT Procurement (ITPALS) Team Has Transitioned To VT Procurement, Commonwealth of Virginia Evaluates Possible Change of University Pcard Service Partner, SWAM Vendor Spotlight: Break The Norm Leadership LLC, Hands-On Training for HokieMart Requestors Now Being Offered, Upcoming Events: ABC's of Procurement Part 2, Contracts Corner: New Dell Account Manager, Update On Amazon Punchout Order Limits, Procurement Spotlight: Emma Ruby

Vol 23-4 dated August 23, 2023

Topics: HokieMart Ship To Address Review, HokieMart Upgrade Resource, Poll: Amazon Bulk Buy for Remote Shipments, Purchase of Employee Awards Procedures, SWaM Vendor Spotlight: Sysco Guest Supply, Introducing Card Integrity, New ATG Vendor- Panera Bread, Computer Monitor Reselling Program Transitions to Recycling, Did You Know- Space Rabbit Coffee Co, Upcoming Events- HokieMart Requestor Training & ABC's of Procurement I & II Training, Procurement Spotlight: Rachel Meadows

Vol 23-3 dated June 22, 2023

Topics: Our New Amazon Business Strategic Adoption Manager, Contact Information, How to Lease Off-Campus Spaces Needed for University Departments, Important Notice Regarding Thermo Fisher Scientific Chemicals Inc, Where to go to get help with Customs or Import Goods Issues, Did You Know- Electron-Beam Lithography System, HokieMart Requestor Training,  ABC's of Procurement I and II Trainings, Procurement Spotlight: Emily Woodring

Vol 23-2 dated April 12, 2023

Topics: Small Purchase Credit Card Program, Top 7 Reminders for a Successful Surplus Item Pick-Up, SWaM Vendor Spotlight: Fobbs Quality Signs Inc, The Home Depot Punchout Orders, PILOT Program Starting: Foundation Paid Catering Events, New Hokiemart Upgrade, Helpful Information for Customs Broker Interactions, HokieMart Requestor Training, Upcoming Events- ABC's of Procurement I & II, Procurement Spotlight: Deb Lowe, and Start Planning Now for End of Fiscal Year

Vol 23-1 dated January 17, 2023

Topics: New Director of Finance at the Inn at Virginia Tech, New Punchout Coming Soon- Cell Signaling Technology, New Contract- AutoZone, Reminder- AirSchott Inc, Low Risk/Low Cost Software Acquisition Pilot Extends to February 15, Did You Know- Procurement Related Trainings, HokieMart REquestor Training, Upcoming Events- ABC's of Procurement I & II, and Procurement Spotlight- Tyler Linkenhoker

Vol 22-6 dated November 9, 2022

Topics: Amazon Integrated Search Added to Hokiemart, Graphic Design, Illustration, and Typesetting Services, America To Go New Caterers 2022, Recent Hokiemart Upgrade, Frequently Asked Questions- Enterprise, Thank You to Vendors & Attendees of the SWaM Vendor Fair, Did You Know- TimelyMD, Hokiemart Requestor Training, Upcoming Events- ABCs of Procurement, Procurement Spotlight- Angela Caldwell

Vol 22-5 dated September 6, 2022

Topics: Low Risk, Low-Cost Software Purchase Pilot Program, Important Reminders with The Inn at Virginia Tech, Warm Welcome to the New Executive Chef at The Inn at Virginia Tech, Tom Collins!, VT Finance & Sleep In Heavenly Peace, Vendor Spotlight: Code One Training Solutions | AED Team, Save The Date: SWaM Vendor Fair September 7th, 2022, Did You Know: Burruss Hall Bells, New Customs Broker- AirSchott Inc, HokieMart Requestor Training Dates

Vol 22-4 dated June 21, 2022

Topics:How to Lease Off Campus Spaces Needed for University Departments, University Departments Should Transition Now to New Brand of Automated External Defibrillators (AED), Amazon REturn Guide, HokieMart Moving Away From Internet Explorer, United Parcel Service Contract Update, University's Exclusive poured Beverage Contract Extended to 2027 (COKE), Save The Date: SWaM Vendor Fair, New Housekeeping Contractor: UG2, Year End Processing Update, HokieMart REquestor Training, Procurement Spotlight- Brittney WHittaker, Frequently Asked Questions and Reminders When Doing Business with The Inn at Virginia Tech

Vol 22-3 dated May 19, 2022

Topics: Welcome From General Manager Damon Strickland, Crestline Hotels- New Managing Operator of The Inn and Skelton Conference Center, Meet The Team, Guidelines For Doing Business with The Inn, Hotel Reservations at THE INN @ VT, Food and Beverage: Group Catered Meals, Food and Beverage: Preston's Restaurant, Group Events: Conferences, Meetings, Seminars, Workshops and REceptions, Blanket ORders for REpetitive Services, and Frequently Asked Questions

Vol 22-2 dated March 18, 2022

Topics: Start Planning Now for End of Fiscal Year, Hokiemart Upgrade 22.1 - Effective March 20,  2022, UPS Account Fee Update, Contracts Corner: SCHEV Ordering Reminder, Did You Know- VT Helmet Lab, Hokiemart Requestor Training Available Now, Procurement Spotlight: Paige Quesenberry

Vol 22-1 dated January 10, 2022

Topics: Centralized Distribution of KN95's and Surgical Masks, NEW Hokiemart Latests Updates Website, SWaM Vendor Spotlight: Bootmakers, P-card Fiscal Responsibility, SCHEV 2022, Did You Know: Micro Fridge Units Coming to Campus, Requestor Training Coming Soon!, Upcoming Events: ABC's of Procurement Sessions 1 & 2 Offerings, Procurement Spotlight: Janet Hinkley

Vol 21-6 dated November 1, 2021

Topics: CONNECT: A Virtual SWaMfest Event, TealBook: Access to Additional SWaM Vendors, SWaM Vendor Spotlight: Triton Light Medical, Contracts Corner: Printing Services Contracts, Did You Know: Hokiemart Dashboard, Upcoming Events: ABC's of Procurement Session 1 & 2 Offerings, Procurement Spotlight: Danielle Harlow

Vol 21-5 dated September 2, 2021

Topics: Centralized Distribution of PPE, On Demand and off-Set Printing Services Contracts, Did You Know: SWaM Certified Caterers, FAQ: How To Clear Browser History, Contracts Corner: Newly Awarded Contracts for Peripherals and Value Added Resellers, New Representatives for Dell, Fisher Scientific, and Lowes, Did You Know: New Lane Stadium Concession Providers, Procurement Spotlight: Adam Smith, Look Out For: New America-To-Go Vendors, Regina Atkins to Retire from Procurement Department

Vol 21-4 dated June 3,2021

Topics: Continuing and Professional Education Delivers Customized Learning Experience, CPE Customized Learning Experience, Packing & Shipping with Guy Brown, Printing at Virginia Tech, How Can We Meet SWaM Purchasing Goals and Still Use Amazon?, Did You Know: The Next Step In Virtual Reality- HaptX Gloves, In The Know- SWaM Podcast, Procurement Spotlight: Chad Dalton, Look Out For: Important Upcoming Dates

Vol 21-3 dated April 1, 2021

Topics: The Inn at Virginia Tech, System Enhancements Coming to Hokiemart, N95 Mask Availability, Fiscal Year End Information, The Myers-Lawson School of Construction (MLSoC) Welcomes "SPOT", Vendor Spotlight: All About Presentation, Look Out For: Continued System Enhancements Coming to Hokiemart

Vol 21-2 dated March 10, 2021

Topics: Systems Enhancements Coming To Hokiemart, New Hokiemart User Experience, Encumbrances on Purchase Requisitions over 10K

Vol 21-1 dated February 3, 2021

Topics: Virtual SWaM Vendor Fair 2021, Recycled Paper Purchases are Declining - Help VT Stay Green,  SWaM Vendor Spotlight: Thundercat Technology, Contracts Corner: December 2020 & January 2021 Term Contracts, Sole Source Helpful Hints, Did You Know: NDAA Section 889 Telecommunications Equiment and Services No Longer Allowed on P-card, In The Know: SWaM Podcast, Procurement Spotlight: Roger Gupta, Look Out For: Submitting Equipment Trust Fund (ETF) Requisitions to Procurement

Vol 20-4 dated December 2, 2020

Topics: Understanding Conflict of Interest- New Q&A Portal To Help, VT Procedures For Purchases Required To Be Sent To An Alternative Address, SWaM Podcast, Virtual Supplier Opportunity Fair, Contracts Corner: Needed Personal Protective Equipment and Critical Supplies , VT Surplus Property Will Still Hold Surplus Auctions, Did You Know- Alternative Learning Space on Campus, Procurement Spotlight: Doug Broyles, Look Out For- Hokiemart Requestor On-Demand Training, Closed Captioning Services

Vol 20-3 dated October 20, 2020

Topics: Procurement Continues to Provide PPE to Departments During COVID-19 Crisis, Availability of N95 and KN95 Masks, Contracts Performance Evaluation, Virtual Supplier Opportunity Fair, SWAM Podcast: SupplierReady, Contracts Corner: Awarded Contracts for VT Peripherals and Value Added Resellers, New Sustainability Procurement Guidelines, Did You Know Procurement's Role in COVID-19 Response, Hokiemart Will Deliver vs User Will Deliver, Procurement Spotlight: Kate Dicken, Look Out For: Hokiemart Under Construction, New Printable Purchase Card Policy and Training Powerpoint, Surplus Auctions Online Format, and  Hokiemart Hands-On Training Videos

Vol 20-2-Special dated March 25, 2020

Topics: Hokiemart Remains Available for All Purchases, Availability of Inventory of Personal Protection (PPE) To Assist Medical Staff and First Responders, Procurement Department Coverage During Crisis,  America To Go Should Be Used To Order Departmental Food/Catering Needs During Crisis, Hokiemart Helpline, Package Deliveries During COVID-19 Crisis, Important Reminder for SCHEV, and Contracts Corner: Virginia Tech New Contracts

Vol 20-1 dated February 18, 2020

Topics: Standardizing University Catering- America To Go Punchout Catalog, From The University’s Accessibility Committee, Fiscal Year End Information, Janitorial Supplies available through The Supply Room Punchout, 1st Annual SWaM Champions Interest Meeting, Contracts Corner: Bar Codes on Dell Products , Change Order Requests Can Now Be Sent Electronically, Supplier Opportunity Program, VT Carilion Lab Set Up Assistance, Recently Awarded Contracts, Procurement Spotlight: Barun Padel, Look Out For- FY21 Planned Hokiemart Enhancements, and Upcoming Events: HokieMart Trainingfor Requestors and Receivers, Lab Connect

Vol 19-6 dated Oct 2, 2019

Topics: America To Go Punchout Update, New Supplier Diversity ListServ, Contracted Vendors, Change to ISR/IPR Cancellations and Encumbrnce Releases, Contracts Corner: Recently Awarded Contracts, EOB Lab’s Exoskeleton, Procurement Spotlight: Wendy Carter, Upcoming Events: Surplus 101, LabConnect

Vol 19-5 Special Edition – dated Sept. 18, 2019

Topics: Special Edition: Supplier Diversity, Save the Date for the SWaM Vendor Fair, Find out how to Win Prizes, Register for the event.

VOL 19-4 dated  August 9, 2019

Topics: America To Go Punchout, Amazon Tax, Account Code Review, Is It Unique?, Vendor Spotlight:Medline Industries Inc; FAQ: Bookstore, VTTI's Autonomous Shuttle, Procurement Spotlight: Bonnie Sutphin,and Look Out For: SWaM Vendor Fair & Upcoming Events

VOL 19-3 dated  June 1, 2019

Topics: Reminders for Purchases Under Departmental Delegation ($10K), P-Card Reminders, How to process a return to Amazon, Conflict of Interest, FAQ: Purchasing a Standing Desk, Contracts Corner: TCI America, Contract Administrator Training, Vendor Name Change for Boost Promotional Branding, Virginia Lab Safety & Sustainability Day, Tips & Tricks: Hokiemart Bulletin Board Reminder, Supllier Opportunity Program, How Do I Buy or Handle, Save the Date: Vendor Fair, NEW Lowes Punchout, Procurement Spotlight: Daysha Holmes, Look Out For: Uniform Guidance, Upcoming Events 

VOL 19-2 dated  April 1, 2019

Topics: Fiscal Year End Memo, Compliance & Charges Related to Uniform Guidance, EBay Purchases, Licensing, Surplus Property & Auction Dates, Timely Receiving in HokieMart and New Accounts Payable Automated Email Info, Procurement Spotlight: Reed Nagel, Contract Corner America To Go update, Organizational Consulting Contracts, Coming Soon..., Tips for Adding Attachment on Purchase Requisitions, and New Lab Startup Package

VOL 19-1 dated  February 1, 2019

Topics: Compliance and Changes Related to Uniform Guidance, Potential Catering Punch-out Catalog Being Explored!, Procurement Spotlight: Mary Helmick, Registration Open for the 16th Annual Laboratory Exposition, FAQ: When to Use BEST VENDOR, Promotional Items Resources, Contract Corner: Need to Know, and Training Opportunity - Contract Administrator

VOL 18-4 dated  Oct 16, 2018

Topics: How will Tariffs on China affect VT, Amazon Tips & Tricks, Departmental Delegation Reminders, How Do I Know Which Vendor to Use, Uniform Guidance Rules, Upcoming Classes, Updates to VPL Shipper Information, Contract Corner 

VOL 18-3 dated  May 14, 2018

Topics: Banner Upgrade Coming in 2018, Contract Corner: Fisher Scientific Announces Selection as VASCUPP Contract Supplier, Bio-Rad Free Shipping Available, and New Lowes Contact Information, HokieMart Training Opportunities, Import Agent Location Change, Procurement Changes Coming to Processing Sponsored Projects, Software Users - New Software License Review Request Process, Timely Receiving in HokieMart Is Always Important, and We Want You! #BeAChampion

VOL 18-2 dated  March 5, 2018

Topics: Amazon Punch‐out Catalog Coming to HokieMart

VOL 18-1 dated February 9, 2018
Topics: 15th Annual Laboratory Exposition Registration Now Open, Announcing Amazon Business, Attention Veterinary Departments, Contract Corner: New Contracts, Did You Know? Tips & Tricks, New Contracts for Promotional T-Shirts & Apparel and Vendor Lunch and Learn Guidelines

VOL 17-4 dated October 20, 2017
Topics: Contract Corner, Shipments from Outside US Guidelines, For-Profit Tradeshow and Fair Vendors, and What is a Confirming Order?

VOL 17-3 dated August 24, 2017
Topics: 2017 SWaM Vendor Fair Information, How Do I Buy ...?, Options for Faster Processing of Purchase Requisitions, Welcome Our Assistant Director for Supplier Diversity - Mark S. Cartwright , Sign up Now for Virginia Tech Contracts Training Sessions, IT Acquisitions is now IT Procurement and Licensing Solutions (ITPALS), and Contract Corner: New Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Contracts, Offices moving? We have a contract for that!, GE Healthcare & Bioscience, B & H Photos, Videos & Pro Audio, New Lab Start-Up?

VOL 17-2 dated June 14, 2017
Topics: ABC’s of Procurement, Come Fly With Us, Contract Corner: New Punchouts and Contracts, Contact Name On HokieMart Purchase Requisitions, Don’t Give Your Money Away, Hard Drives—Wipe It Before Sending to Surplus Property, New to the Procurement Page, New Fast Track Team!, Pipette Service, 2017 SWaM Vendor Fair Registration Open, Used Equipment, and What's Up Doc?

VOL 17-1 dated February 21, 2017
Topics: After-the-Fact or Confirming Purchases: What They Are and How to Avoid Them, Catering Service, Business Meals and the Purchase of Food Items, Contract Corner: New Contracts & Punchouts Available; Contract Purchases Offer Increased Purchasing Delegation, The Hotel Roanoke: The Definitive Meeting Venue in Virginia's Blue Ridge, Submitting Equipment Trust Fund (ETF) Requisitions to Procurement, Year End Purchases: It's Not Too Early, and 14th Annual New Developments in Laboratory Technology Exhibition.

VOL 16-6 dated December 7, 2016
Topics: Procurement Training Opportunities, Promotional Products Vendor NewClients, Inc. Is Now A Contract Vendor, Reminders from Copier Mgmt. Program, Sending Packages? How to Process Those Orders, ThermoFisher Finishes Merger With Alfa Aesar, and Vehicle Rentals.

VOL 16-5 dated October 26, 2016
Topics: NewEgg Punchout Catalog - Things to Remember, Employee Moving and Relocation Vendors, Enterprise Rental Car Reservations, INBOUND Freight Program is now LIVE, Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce 2016 Business Expo., New University Contract Awarded - Bright Ideas, LLC, and Successful SWaM Vendor Fair.

VOL 16-4 dated August 18, 2016
Topics: Contract Corner, Inbound Freight Savings Program, Kroger Billing Credit Applications, Printing, Copying, and CMP, Reminder Regarding The "User Will Deliver" and "Prepayment" Feature, SWaM Vendor Fair, and Tips & Tricks: Vendors who do not accept HokieMart orders.

VOL 16-3 dated June 10, 2016
Topics: Automated Request for Surplus Property Pick Ups: Paperless Enhancements Made, Buyer Spotlight, Contract Corner: Newegg Business Punchout, Direct Pay Procedures - Policy 3220, Telecommunication Purchases, Tips & Tricks: To Copy Your Cart or Not, and SWaM Vendor Fair: Have You Registered Yet To Attend?

VOL 16-2 dated April 15, 2016
Topics: Additional Tips When Entering ETF/SCHEV Orders, Clarification for Submitting ETF/SCHEV Requisitions, Contract Corner, How Do I Add a New Supplier/Vendor in HokieMart, Newly Negotiated Grainger Contract, Automated Surplus Form will require an Approver, and Sole Source Form.

VOL 16-1 dated March 8, 2016
Topics: 12.3 HokieMart Upgrade Effective November 4, 2012, Changes to Approvals, Purchase of Furniture, Sole Source Form, Non-Travel Reimbursement, AirGas, Applied BioSystems Punchout Removed, Complete Book and Media, Spectrum Chemicals, Standard for the Procurement of Information Technology Applications, Request Free Ink and Toner recycling boxes.

VOL 13-2 dated August 1, 2013

Topics: New contract locator website, user will deliver/prepayment features, Printin Services update, Browser recommendations, Custom stamps, New ship-to addresses, Non-travel reimburesements, Contract corner.

VOL 13-1 dated January 24, 2013

Topics: Change in Banner PO Import, Banner Purchase Order Import into HokieMart, Zero Dollar PRs, Header Level Split Funding, Perform Receiving Functions Timely to Ensure Invoice Discounts are Honored.

VOL 12-1 dated November 2, 2012
Topics: 12.3 HokieMart Upgrade Effective November 4, 2012, Changes to Approvals, Purchase of Furniture, Sole Source Form, Non-Travel Reimbursement, AirGas, Applied BioSystems Punchout Removed, Complete Book and Media, Spectrum Chemicals, Standard for the Procurement of Information Technology Applications, Request Free Ink and Toner recycling boxes.