As previously shared in February, seven Lowe’s stores in Ohio are able to accept orders from Ohio State through eStores. The Lowe’s store location must be selected by the user when an eStores order is placed, before items can be loaded into the cart and workflow to the specific store.
If no store location is selected, the Columbus Silver Drive location will be the default. Please be sure to select the appropriate store for your campus location to prevent any delays in processing your order.
Both distributors offer free freight, significant package discounts on new lab start-up and a full catalog of scientific supplies. Equipment can be ordered through eStores or the Molecular Biology Supply Center (MBSC).
A new university-wide contract for dry-cleaning and laundering services, was recently awarded to four suppliers by the Strategic Procurement team. Rates and terms have been pre-negotiated with the awarded suppliers as part of a competitive Request for Proposal (RFP). The specific contract information can be found on the Business & Finance website: ( http://go.osu.edu/Dry_cleaning ). For additional contract details, please contact Procurement directly.
Well before 2020, Ohio State has already exceeded the university’s five-year goals for increased student financial aid and new resources generated through innovative partnerships. In addition, the university is on pace to surpass its efficiency goal by fiscal 2020.
Operational excellence and resource stewardship is a key element of the university’s Time and Change strategic plan.
The PSSC Webinar on 9/25/2018 covered a few Service Center reminders and changes to the University's Travel Policy in regards to the mandatory usage of contracted agencies for airfare. Please see the slide deck and the recorded presentation for more information. The recoded presentation can be viewed by accessing the OSU Box:
A state performance audit released today recommends next steps in Ohio State’s ongoing work to reduce administrative costs.
The university volunteered for the performance audit as part of its commitment to operational excellence and resource stewardship, a pillar of Ohio State’s strategic plan. In work prior to the performance audit, Ohio State has used efficiency savings and innovative partnerships to fund more than $100 million in new need-based aid for Ohio students.