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Vehicle Rental Contract Change Effective Now

Tuesday, October 20, 2020  A Message From Yaremis Fullana, Managing Director, Procurement There has been a contract change for rental vehicles at the College, as Valencia now has a five-year contract for employee travel with Avis and Budget Car Rental, part of the Avis Budget Group. This means employees who made reservations with Enterprise Rent-A-Car, […]

Procurement News, October 2020

Learn About Procurement Strategies in Upcoming Training  Tuesday, October 6, 2020 If you play an active role in sourcing product for your department, our Procurement department will offer a training that will provide procurement strategies and resources available to help you maximize your budget. The course, Smart Procuring, will cover methods to procure goods and services […]

Budget, Procurement and Accounts Payable Updates

A Message from Oscar Cristancho Mercado, Assistant Vice President, Budgets and Analysis With the majority of employees working remotely, the Budget, Procurement and Accounts Payable teams have been reviewing existing business practices to ensure they are aligned with a remote work environment. Our goal is to allow for flexibility while ensuring adherence to Valencia’s policies and procedures. As […]

Procurement Training Opportunities

Due to COVID-19, these sessions have been postponed. Updates will be provided, when available. Want to maximize your budget? You don’t have to work in procurement to become a procurement guru. Attend these sessions and you will learn strategies and resources that help you stretch your budget. Space is limited, so don’t miss out. GSA […]

Procurement News, July 2019

Welcome to Amazon Business Prime! Amazon Business Prime has come to Valencia College. Procurement has established a centralized Amazon Business account to simplify purchases of items not available through other sellers and contracts. Through Amazon Business Prime, you now have access to all items available on the standard site, plus additional business-specific items and features […]

Happy New Fiscal Year

It’s hard to believe that we are already in fiscal year 2019-2020, as Monday, July 1, 2019, officially marked the commencement of Valencia’s new fiscal year. Now is the perfect time to reflect on FY 18-19, celebrate accomplishments and plan for opportunities to come in FY 19-20. For starters, the new fiscal year is a […]

Procurement News, April 2019

Petty Cash Phase-out is Underway In February, Valencia College’s District Board of Trustees repealed Policy 6Hx28:6-03.1: Expenditures, which removed petty cash reimbursement for emergency items costing less than $75 as a purchasing option. To give employees time to transition from petty cash reimbursements to other forms of payment, there will be a phase-out period through Friday, June 28, 2019, the […]

Procurement News — March 2019

Formal Competitive Solicitation Threshold Increase Approved A Message from Yaremis Fullana, Managing Director, Procurement In an effort to create a clear and efficient process that aligns with industry best practices and facilitates the needs of our customers, Procurement conducted a review of existing procurement practices. With that said, we are excited to announce that effective Wednesday, […]

October 2018 Procurement News

New Purchasing Card Process Transitions to Online Environment Valencia has a new and improved way for requesting an employee Purchasing Card (P-card). We are now using the PaymentNet Account Request Manager (ARM), which is a module that automates the commercial card application, submission, approval and fulfillment process. Because this module is completely online and will […]

New Office Depot Contract Helps Save the College Money

A Message from Yaremis Fullana, Managing Director, Procurement The Procurement Department has transitioned into a different Office Depot contract. What does this mean for you? Expanded catalog list; More purchasing options; Less restricted items; Continued discounts; and No changes to the ordering process. Additionally, be sure to take advantage of the Select Cart feature, which is automatically available when […]