Supplier Announcements

PERKIN ELMER ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to the blizzard developing in New England and the CT and MA state-wide travel bans, FedEx will have an early pick-up on January 26th, so the cut-off will be 3PM EST.  Please place your orders as early as possible.  We do not expect to ship on Tuesday January 27th .  We expect to resume shipping on Wednesday January 28th.

NOTICE: GE Healthcare Biosciences has been temporarily deactivated due to pricing discrepencies. Items sold by GE are available via the VWR punchout. Please use the VWR catalog and if you have any questions please contact or call 617-253-7241.

Technical Announcements

BROWSER ISSUE: IE10 users are experiencing issues when trying to click the "Submit" button on the "Create Requisition Page" in eCat. This can be resolved by turning off your compatability view in Internet Explorer. To learn how to turn off your compatability view, please go to this Knowledge Base article.

General Announcements

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

  • December 18th
  • January 22nd
  • February 12th
  • March 12th
  • April 9th
  • May 14th
  • June 11th
  • July 9th

eCat Dropdown Menu Change

In an effort to better categorize expenses for items ordered through eCat, VPF has removed the general category Account 420226 “Materials and Supplies” from the eCat dropdown menu. Based on an analysis of account use, VPF added more specific accounts to the eCat dropdown menu. With more dropdown options for the end user, DLCs can be better assured their items are being categorized correctly for reporting purposes.

Particularly observant eCat users might notice another subtle change. The dropdown menus of both the G/L Accounts and the Material Codes have been revised so that items are listed in a more logical order.

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