Posted tagged ‘Purchasing’

Purchasing will temporarily handle vehicle rentals

October 11, 2018

Until the Ford Fieldhouse position is filled, please contact the Purchasing Department — purchasing@grcc.edu or (616) 234-3850 — for your vehicle rental needs.

 

GRCC receives Diversity Champion Award

September 14, 2018

Grand Rapids Community College was saluted as a 2018 Diversity Champion by Corp! magazine on Thursday.

The award was given in recognition of campus efforts to promote diversity and inclusion.

According to Corp!, the diversity champion category is for community organizations and nonprofits meeting criteria that include:

  • Being responsible for creating, sustaining, or promoting special programs, initiatives, strategies to capitalize on opportunities or respond to challenges tied to diversity, advancement of women and community support.
  • Encouraging community awareness, understanding and relationships in the name of diversity and inclusion.
  • Promoting diversity education and training.
  • Highlighting diversity events and accomplishments.
  • Fostering civic involvement to promote diversity and inclusion.

A recent example of these efforts is the “Build with Us” recruiting event that GRCC’s Purchasing Department co-hosted with the city of Grand Rapids. Service providers learned how to register as a supplier or subcontractor for the city and college, and GRCC’s computer lab was available for them to sign up during the event.

GRCC was one of 21 organizations statewide named a diversity champion. The magazine also saluted 27 Diversity Focused Companies and 29 individuals as Diversity Business Leaders.

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Raider Salute from Purchasing for “Build With Us” Volunteers

August 23, 2018

The Purchasing Department extends a HUGE THANK YOU and Raider Salute to the following individuals for your invaluable assistance the “Build with Us” event on August 23rd:

  • Abbot Kastanek – Facilities
  • Joe Milito – Facilities
  • Dorothy Paradis – Facilities
  • Dewayn Faber – Facilities
  • Jeffery Vanderveen – Information Technology
  • Danelle Sedore – ePrint
  • Lorena Aguayo-Marquez – Workforce Training
  • David Murray – Communications
  • Jared Anderson – Online Store

Our partnership with the City of Grand Rapids for supplier and Micro-Local Business Enterprise recruitment is an important one for our community. We could not do this work as effectively without all of you.

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Congratulations to Tom and Melissa Stasiak on their wedding!

August 22, 2018

GRCC employees Tom and Melissa Stasiak were married on Friday, August 17, and wanted to share the good news.

Make sure to tell Melissa in Purchasing and Tom in Campus Police “congratulations!” when you see them!

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2018/19 Blanket Purchase Orders

June 25, 2018

Please be advised that 2018/19 Blanket Purchase Orders (BPOs) will be issued on Monday, July 2, 2018, this year. However the BPOs will be valid as of Sunday, July 1, 2018. Please advise your suppliers of such should you receive any inquiries.

Please direct suppliers to Purchasing at ext. 3850 for any detailed information or requests regarding 2018/19 BPOs.

2018/19 Blanket Purchase Orders

June 18, 2018

Please be advised that 2018/19 Blanket Purchase Orders (BPOs) will be issued on Monday, July 2, 2018, this year. However the BPOs will be valid as of Sunday, July 1, 2018. Please advise your suppliers of such should you receive any inquiries.

Please direct suppliers to Purchasing at ext. 3850 for any detailed information or requests regarding 2018/19 BPOs.

Congratulations to Melissa Davis, Tom Stasiak

March 28, 2018

Congratulations to Melissa Davis, from Purchasing, and Campus Police Officer Tom Stasiak, who became engaged in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, on Saturday, March 17th!

Melissa Davis, wearing an engagement ring, holds a wineglass as she stands next to Tom Stasiak. It's night and a city can be seen in the background.

Surplus sale set for March 30

March 26, 2018

A GRCC surplus blowout sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 30 in room 108 of Sneden.

You’ll find desktop and all-in-one computers substantially discounted as well as laptops and lost-and-found items. Cash, checks and credit cards (Mastercard and Visa) will be accepted. GRCC students will receive a 25 percent discount by showing their RaiderCard.

All items are sold “as is” and all sales are final. You must take your items at the time of purchase.

Surplus blowout sale will be held March 30

March 22, 2018

A GRCC surplus blowout sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 30 in room 108 of Sneden.

You’ll find desktop and all-in-one computers substantially discounted as well as laptops and lost-and-found items. Cash, checks and credit cards (Mastercard and Visa) will be accepted. GRCC students will receive a 25 percent discount by showing their RaiderCard.

All items are sold “as is” and all sales are final. You must take your items at the time of purchase.

Message of thanks from Dale Betts

March 20, 2018

A message from Dale Betts:

To my GRCC Colleagues,

On behalf of my family, I would like to express our gratitude for all the kind words of encouragement we received during our time of grief. The outpouring of support was truly humbling and has served as  a source of strength for all of us during this difficult time. I’m incredibly grateful to work with such wonderful people.

From my family to all of yours, our deepest thanks.

Sincerely,

Dale Betts

Condolences to Dale Betts

March 8, 2018

We extend our condolences to Dale Betts, of Purchasing, and his family on the death of his brother, James Betts, on March 5.

GRCC hosts 24-hour online sale

February 22, 2018

Grand Rapids Community College is hosting a 24-hour online sale. The items may include retired college technology and resources, laptops, desktops, monitors, electronics, lost-and-found items, and many others! The online sale has a scheduled pick-up for February 23.

Disclaimer: Grand Rapids Community College does not guarantee complete sets. All items will be sold as is. Inventory may be picked up on the second and fourth Fridays of every month. Purchased items must be removed from the college campus within two weeks from date of sale as indicated above (by appointment).

Message of thanks from Anderson/Kozal families

January 12, 2018

A message from David (IT), Lilly (retiree) and Jared (Purchasing) Anderson and Christian Kozal (Enrollment Center):

Dear GRCC family,

We’d like to thank everyone for the prayers, thoughts, phone calls, email and text messages, cards, American Heart Association donations and attendance at visitation and/or funeral of Ronald Kozal (Lilly’s Dad). He is and will be greatly missed by his family, friends and our community.

 

Condolences to David, Lilly, Jared Anderson

January 3, 2018

We extend our condolences to David, Lilly and Jared Anderson on the passing of Lilly’s father, Ronald J. Kozal, on December 31.  David is the chief information officer at GRCC; his wife, Lilly, recently retired from her position as GRCC’s associate dean of Academic Outreach.  Their son, Jared, manages online store operations in Purchasing at GRCC.  Services will be held Thursday, January 4, at the Basilica of St. Adalbert, at 1 p.m., where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, January 3, at Arsulowicz Brothers Stocking Mortuary, from 6-9 p.m., and one hour prior to the service on Thursday.  Memorials in Ronald’s name may be directed to the American Heart Association.

Condolences may be sent to: David and Lilly Anderson, 10305 Chinook Drive, Allendale, MI 49401.

GRCC In the News, 9-25-17

September 25, 2017

Wickliffe joins News-Review’s sports department

Sept. 24, 2017; The Petoskey News

PETOSKEY — Greg Wickliffe already got a taste of Northern Michigan when he worked as an intern with the Petoskey News-Review in the winter of 2016.

… Wickliffe previously worked as a sports writer when he attended Grand Rapids Community College, at MLive, and was sports editor at Central Michigan Life.

Street Talk: The island of misfit produce

Sept. 22, 2017; Grand Rapids Business Journal

… Face time

An upcoming conference aims to help buyers cut down on cold calls by putting them face to face with purchasing managers.

… This year’s expected buyers include staff from the state of Michigan, Kent County, city of Grand Rapids, city of Kentwood, Michigan State University, Grand Valley State University, Ferris State University, Western Michigan University, Davenport University, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids Public Schools, The Rapid, Van Andel Institute and more.