VAGP Presentation

Michelle Pickham, Buyer Specialist for UMW, recently gave a presentation, "Contract Management Systems: From the Cabinet to the Cloud," at the VAGP Fall Symposium in Fredericksburg. Michelle outlined the benefits of CMS to other government buyers, using UMW's experience with Cobblestone as an example.   … [Read more...]


In October, members of the Procurement Team attended SWaMFest, an annual conference that brings together government purchasers and vendors to promote small, women-owned, and minority-owned businesses. UMW is committing to increasing SWaM spend and opportunities for these businesses. Pictured below: Erma Baker, Brittany Miller, Melva Kishpaugh, and Monique SanPietro. … [Read more...]

2nd Annual Supplier Expo: Save the Date!

The University of Mary Washington Office of Procurement Services invites you to save the date for our second annual UMW Supplier Expo on March 8, 2017. This will be a great opportunity for UMW Department Buyers to meet and network with vendors, learn about new products or services, and view product demonstrations. The event will be co-hosted by the City of Fredericksburg and Mary Washington Healthcare. … [Read more...]

Procurement Forum Slideshow

Attached here is our Procurement Services Open Forum Presentation for all of those who were not able to attend our event, or for those who did attend and want to revisit our slideshow. Thank you to everyone that made our 2nd annual Procurement Forum a success. … [Read more...]

Customer Satisfaction Surveys

The results are in! For FY16, the Procurement Team achieved an overall 94% customer satisfaction rating, with 100% in timeliness, accuracy, communication, helpfulness, and expected cost. Thank you to all who completed the survey.   … [Read more...]

Annex A Removal

The removal of Annex A is complete. Special thanks to Dale Elethorp who championed the surplus of the unit and coordination of the removal with King George Public Schools. Thanks to others at UMW who supported the process: David Wilt, Jonathan Moore, UMW Grounds, Parking, Facilities team, and a host of others. Annex B will soon become our next focus! … [Read more...]

eVA Sign On

University users may now access eVA using UMW single sign-on. From the login page, select "Log in with your agency account." Contact Procurement at x1127 if you have any difficulties. … [Read more...]

Save the Date! UMW Procurement Forum

  UMW Procurement Forum Mark your calendars! On September 19, from 9-10:30 a.m., Procurement Services is hosting a forum to answer any and all questions you have about procurement. Topics will include, among other things: Procurement department overview Strategic sourcing SWaM SPCC Savings and cost avoidance Updated Small Purchase Procedures Cardinal/EVA relationship Surplus property Q&A We will include department questions, future opportunities, and case studies where we present you with different scenarios to help you learn what to do in each situation. Topics will be geared towards department buyers, SPCC cardholders, and cost center managers. Note new location: the forum will take place in the HCC Digital Auditorium. Contact James DeLoatch ext. 1382, with any questions. We look forward to seeing you there! … [Read more...]

Contract Highlight: Pepsico

UMW procurement services office monitors more than 300 contracts through our campus contract management system, Cobblestone.  University contracts promote increased efficiency of operations and serve to streamline processes, reduce costs, and add value to the campus community. Featured today: The exclusive beverage contract with PEPSICO provides products for all dining locations, UMW Bookstore, and 57 campus vending machines, funding for various campus initiatives (including departmental scholarships for on time course material adoption), and participation in various campus events. The contract is administered by Business Services. Thank you PEPSICO for your partnership!   Pictured: July 26, 2016, Michael Sharpe from PEPSICO delivers the annual contract contribution check of $125,000 to Rick Pearce, AVP & CFO. PEPSICO contributions since 2012 have totaled $673,000. … [Read more...]

Fixed Asset Inventory

As a reminder, Mary Francis Gallagher has taken over the position of Fixed Asset Coordinator. Campus Faculty and Staff should expect her visits throughout the year, and assist in any way possible to complete her inventory of their area. … [Read more...]