SNS: Task Force Evaluates Spending - 03/23/10

The Strategic Sourcing process initiated by the Sustaining New Synergies Task Force has begun the task of reviewing Purdue’s spend in several products and categories to determine savings opportunities.
Preliminary estimates indicate that Purdue spends more than $6 million annually with vendors such as Cannon IV Inc., Ikon Office Solutions, Lafayette Office Systems, Lafayette Copier Sales and Service and Smith Office Plus. These companies sell, operate, maintain and lease copiers or multifunction printing devices for our Purdue departments.
In the next few months, some of these print devices are scheduled to be replaced or have leases which will expire. In order to capitalize on the efforts of our initiative, SNS Task Force asks any decisions be deferred until more information becomes available in the coming weeks. Leases can be continued on a month-to-month basis for an interim time.
Purchasing is happy to discuss needs as well as viable alternatives. Please refer to the FAQs for Strategic Sourcing for additional information or contact Julie Smith in Purchasing Services with questions.

More information about Strategic Sourcing also is available on the Sustaining New Synergies (SNS) Web site. The SNS initiative is part of the University’s strategy for a more sustainable Purdue. Quick links to the SNS site are available on the Purdue University and Administrative Information Service Web sites.