General Announcements

Catalog Maintenence

eCat production environments will be unavailable from Friday, March 27, 2015 at 9:00pm ET until Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 12:00pm ET for the 15.1 release upgrade.

New eCat Feature: Split Purchases Among Cost Objects

The eCat purchasing system now offers the option to split purchases among up to 10 cost objects. Particularly useful for complex, multi-item orders, this option is available in the "Line Item Information" field on the "Create Requisition-eCat Vendor" screen. Please contact Sourcing and Procurement (ecat@mit.edu, 617-253-7241) for assistance and with any questions.

For in-person training from 11 AM to 12 PM, please come to the Little Cayman Conference Room in NE49 on the following dates:

  • February 12th
  • March 12th
  • April 9th
  • May 14th
  • June 11th
  • July 9th

Supplier Announcements

Pierce Biotechnologies and Fermentas items are now available through the Life Technologies' catalog.

VWR has a Tier 1 relationship with GE Healthcare. The following discounts are applied to GE Healthcare products through the VWR catalog (free shipping for consumables):

  • Filter Paper (Whatman) - 10% 
  • Microbiology - 14% 
  • PCR - 14%        
  • CyDye Protein Labeling - 9%       
  • A/R Films - 14% 
  • NAP - 11% 
  • Nucleotides - 24% 
  • ECL Nucleis Acid Label - 9%

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