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Edna Annis Named as Lab’s Chief Procurement Officer

Chief Financial Officer Kim Williams announced the appointment of Edna Annis as the Lab’s Chief Procurement Officer. Annis has almost twenty years of Lab experience, spanning operations, procurement management, scientific business support, assurance, and audit. She recently served as OCFO’s acting chief procurement officer and procurement assurance manager.

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Lab Holiday Shutdown Runs From 6 p.m. on Dec. 21 to Jan. 1; Shuttles, Services Affected

The Facilities Division offers guidelines on saving energy during the break as well as details on available services — such as shuttle buses, cafeteria, and the Guest House — and information on work scheduled during the shutdown. Those who need delivery of purchases by early January should contact Procurement and place orders ASAP. More>

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Deadlines for End of Fiscal Year Furniture Orders

Ordering standard furniture has a six-to-eight-week lead time from day of order to delivery. Those using eBuy for ready-to-use furniture must place orders by August 18. Those who need custom furniture requiring design assistance must place orders by August 4. Contact Keith Scholz at Staples to schedule an appointment. Place orders as soon as possible to ensure Sept. 29 delivery.

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Steps to Prevent Lab Equipment From Getting Lost or Stolen

Each of us is responsible for safeguarding DOE property. Employees who have been assigned laptops and other portable IT equipment — such as tablets, laptops, and cellphones — are reminded of a few key physical security steps that should be taken to protect these assets. Email PropertyManagement@lbl.gov with questions.

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Deadlines for End-of-Year Furniture Orders

Those who need custom furniture requiring design assistance must place orders by August 1. Contact Keith Scholz at Staples to schedule an appointment. Those using eBuy for ready-to-use furniture must place orders by August 19.

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Procurement Offers May 26 Webinar Series

A webinar on “Procurement Channels” will take place on May 26 at 1 p.m. Go here for more details and login information. The recording from two earlier webinars in the series, “Where’s My Stuff?” and “Requisition Tips and Tricks”, can be accessed here.

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eBuy, Lab’s Online Catalog and Ordering System, is Expanding

On April 29, fifteen new supplier catalogs will be added to eBuy. If you are not familiar with eBuy and/or would like to learn more about it, visit Procurement’s Tutorials page for helpful guides and videos. If you still need further assistance, contact our Procurement Help Desk at ProcurementHelp@lbl.gov or 486-6400.

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Procurement Offers Webinar Series

The webinars include “Requisition Tips and Tricks” on April 13, and “Procurement Channels” on May 26. Both take place at 1 p.m. Go here for more details and login information. A pre-recorded webinar on “Where’s My Stuff?” can be accessed here.

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Introducing eBuy Marketplace: More Suppliers, More Functionality

The eBuy Marketplace is the new way to shop in eBuy. Find what you need by searching across multiple catalogs, including suppliers new to eBuy. Shop from Lab-recommended lists for computer, ergonomic, and sustainable products. Add items from multiple suppliers to one shopping cart. Check out the tutorials and get the most out of the Marketplace. More>

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Upcoming Demos on New Features in eBuy

In August, more suppliers and new functionality, including the ability to search and create orders across multiple catalogs, will be coming to eBuy. Learn more by visiting the Procurement website and by attending a demo on Tuesday, July 28 (1 p.m. in Bldg. 70A-3377), or webinar on Thursday, July 30.

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