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Deadlines for FY18 End-of-Year Furniture Orders

To receive furniture orders by Sept. 28, be sure to follow these deadlines: requests for design assistance, July 2; ordering furniture that requires design assistance, July 20; ordering furniture from eBuy Ready-to-Order, August 3. Contact Keith Scholz for design assistance. A 5 percent increase for Allsteel furniture goes into effect on July 1. Order prior to that date to avoid cost increases.

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Lab Among Recipients to Receive a 2017 GreenBuy Gold Award

Berkeley Lab is receiving high honors in the GreenBuy Awards Program, which recognizes the purchase of sustainable products that save energy, conserve water, and reduce health and environmental impacts. The Lab was cited for its achievements in the Cafeteria, Construction, Custodial, Grounds/Landscaping, Office, and Other categories. Go here to learn more about the Lab’s sustainable purchasing efforts.

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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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