New vendor for office supplies

Purchasing has recently competitively bid and awarded office supplies. We’re pleased to announce that Office Depot has been awarded this contract.

Within the last week, you should have received an email from Office Depot (if you are a current staff member who ordered supplies in our old system) with your login and password. If you did not receive that, please email or call Melissa at 3853 and she can get you or department set up.  Thank you all for your patience during this process. You can get a sneak peek at the Office Depot website.

Pencils, Post-its and staplers — oh, my!

Purchasing has recently competitively bid and awarded office supplies. We’re pleased to announce that Office Depot has been awarded this contract.

Within the last week, you should have received an email from Office Depot (if you are a current staff member who ordered supplies in our old system) with your login and password. If you did not receive that, please email or call Melissa at 3853 and she can get you or department set up.  Thank you all for your patience during this process. You can get a sneak peek at the Office Depot website.

Chase Bank procards will not work after 5 p.m. May 10

Please note as a reminder that as of 5 p.m. today, Friday, May 10, you will no longer be able to use your Chase Bank issued procard.

New BMO Harris Bank procards are now available in the Purchasing Office. If you have not already done so, please stop by for your new procard at your earliest convenience.

We are here to serve you! Please contact Purchasing with any questions or concerns.

Important announcement from Purchasing – prepare for new procards

GRCC has made a decision to discontinue the procard relationship with our existing provider Chase Bank. Consequently, new BMO Harris Bank GRCC procards will be available for pick up for all existing procard holders beginning today, April 22, 2019.

The cards will be made available at the Purchasing Office/Administration Bldg/DeVos Campus on an ongoing basis. For your convenience you may also pick your new procard (on Main Campus & MTEC) during the specified times as follows:

  • This Wednesday, April 24, from 8-9 a.m. – Tassell MTEC, Room 101
  • This Thursday, April 25, from 2-4 p.m. – Facilities Upper Conference Room
  • Next Thursday, May 2, from 8-11 a.m. – Facilities Upper Conference Room

A new cardholder agreement must be signed and your old card must be returned to obtain your new card. Thank you. Please contact us at x3853 with any questions.

Important announcement from Purchasing – prepare for new Procards

GRCC has made a decision to discontinue the procard relationship with our existing provider Chase Bank. Consequently, new BMO Harris Bank GRCC procards will be available for pick up for all existing procard holders beginning next Monday, April 22.

The cards will be made available at the Purchasing Office/Administration Bldg/DeVos Campus on an ongoing basis. For your convenience you may also pick your new procard (on Main Campus & MTEC) during the specified times as follows:

  • Wednesday, April 24, from 8-9 a.m. – Tassell MTEC, Room 101
  • Thursday, April 25, from 2-4 p.m. – Facilities Upper Conference Room
  • Thursday, May 2, from 8-11 a.m. – Facilities Upper Conference Room

A new cardholder agreement must be signed and your old card must be returned to obtain your new card. Thank you. Please contact us at x3853 with any questions.

GRCC receives Diversity Champion Award

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

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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2018/19 Blanket Purchase Orders

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

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.

Surplus sale set for March 30

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

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

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