procurement

If you are an Oracle E-Business Suite user, you are already aware that the Computing Division is upgrading to a required major new release of eBS. The eBS system supports many of the accounting, procurement and other financial operations at Fermilab. This upgrade is expected to start at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 3, and complete by 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 8. During this time the eBS system will be unavailable for use. Procurement will not be able to…

The director’s Sept. 20 all-hands message on our procurement system highlighted several key topics we all need to understand. One such topic is knowing who has authority to make contractual commitments on behalf of the lab and who does not. The authority to make contractual commitments outside of the laboratory for Fermi Research Alliance, LLC is delegated to the lab director by the FRA board of directors. This authority is conveyed in writing through the chief financial officer to the…

Procurement is excited to announce that we’ve recently launched a new Procurement website, which allows employees and requestors to easily search for and locate resources, guides and training related to the procurement process. The site includes all the helpful existing content but has been reorganized into a more user-friendly format with additional fresh, new content and links to Procurement policies, procedures and process guides. The Procurement website is now easier to locate as well. From the Fermilab at Work webpage,…

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) that reports monthly on supply chain performance, stated that the supplier deliveries index, which rises as lead times for inputs increases, rose in May to its highest level since 1974. ISM recently issued this statement from Timothy Fiore, chair of the ISM’s manufacturing business survey committee: “[Panelists] reported that their companies and suppliers continue to struggle to meet increasing levels of demand… Record-long lead times, wide-scale shortages of critical basic materials, rising commodities prices and difficulties…

The formerly live Procurement 101 training is now available for all employees, on demand, as six sequential modules that can be accessed through TRAIN. The Procurement department hopes these modules help employees better understand the procurement process and refresh current knowledge. The modules are organized to build on each other through an overview of the procurement process. The modules include: Module 1 – Procurement Basics Module 2 – Requirements Definition Module 3 – Acquisition Planning Module 4 – Solicitation Module…

The Fermilab Procurement Department is working on improving procurement operations efficiency and capacity by embracing a paperless environment and shifting into an online supplier collaboration and self-service. As a part of that effort, in June 2019, we introduced a new cloud application geared toward our suppliers: the Supplier Portal.

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