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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Petty Cash Phase-out is Underway In February, Valencia College’s District Board of Trustees repealed Policy 6Hx28:6-03.1: Expenditures, which removed petty cash reimbursement for emergency items costing less than $75 as a purchasing option.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 […]

Helpful Tips for Mileage Reimbursement

If you have ever completed a mileage reimbursement form, you know how tedious and time-consuming it can be. And then to learn that it has been returned for corrections after all of that work can be just as frustrating. Luckily, Accounts Payable (AP) has put together some helpful tips to consider when completing and submitting mileage reimbursement forms. […]

April 2017 Procurement News

Welcome César Colón, New Assistant Director of Procurement A Message from Rhonda Ulmer, Managing Director, Procurement Please join me in extending a warm welcome to the newest member of the Procurement team, César Colón. César joined us as the assistant director of procurement on Monday, March 20, 2017. Prior to accepting his new role with […]