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Welcome all to the MiOn Forums! Locked Topic 0 Mark Polakow Please use this forum freely to communicate ideas, announcements, and facilitate discussion in your Michigan and Ontario region. Topics do not necessarily have to be limited to procurement, but please start a new thread or off-topic discussions. Enjoy!
by Mark Polakow
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
NAEP Annual Meeting Hotel Overflow Information 0 L. Baessler Hi Michigan and Ontario!  In case you haven't seen this or are unaware that the Contemporary Hotel for Orlando Florida is booked here is information from Melanie Freeman regarding overflow hotel arrangements.  I was just told that the overflow hotel is booking fast! Good afternoon everyone,   Our block at the overflow property, Disney Springs DoubleTree Suites at the rate of $159, recently sold out. We have secured an additional 20 rooms at the rate of $189 per night. The DoubleTree is almost full (regardless of the room block). Shane will send out marketing and update the website to reflect this information. For attendees staying at the DoubleTree and Animal Kingdom Lodge, NAEP will offer a shuttle in the mornings (and Sunday afternoon) to the Contemporary. Attendees may use Disney’s monorail transportation system to return to the hotel at their convenience in the evenings. Once the block at the DoubleTree is sold out, we will advise anyone looking for a room to source and reserve on their own and that NAEP can’t negotiate a discounted rate. There may be some hotels off Disney property with openings but we can’t guarantee pricing. With about 30 days out from the conference, any contract that Anita can negotiate will leave us at a disadvantage with cancellation penalties if we aren’t able to fill all the rooms. Since the end of 2017, Shane has distributed email messages and placed notifications on the website advising attendees to reserve their hotel rooms. As well, we have added and expanded the number of rooms at the two overflow hotels. Between our conference and spring break, the hotels have filled up very quickly. If an attendee or vendor cancels his/her Disney hotel room (Contemporary or Animal Kingdom) from this point forward, we cannot add it back to the block and use it for another attendee looking for a room. It will go back into Disney’s inventory and be sold at prevailing market rates. As of this morning, the rate advertised for the Contemporary is $411 per night. The only exception to this is if the person cancelling calls Disney and asks to switch the name of the room to someone else instead of cancelling. (for example, the person can’t go but someone else in their department will be going in his/her place and still needs a room). The attendee or vendor needs to do this – Disney will not allow NAEP to do it for them. If a change is requested for a room reserved for the Board, let me know because Anita will have to make the change through Disney.   Regards,   Laura Baessler NAEP District IV Representative  
by L. Baessler
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Event Audio & Video Technology Suppliers 0 K. Smalligan Hello NAEP Michigan Who do you use to provide audio & video technology for large high profile events such as building dedications, fundraising dinners, and how happy are you with them?   Thank you.  KIp Smalligan Procurement Services Grand Valley State University 616/331-3211  
by K. Smalligan
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Fire Truck RFQ 0 J. Whitfield Good afternoon!  I am looking for vendor/dealer contacts and RFQ sample to purchase a Fire Truck for our college.  If you are aware of any consortiums and/or discount/contracts that are available for this type of purchase that would be greatly appreciated too!  Thanks so much!  Janet Whitfield, Oakland Community College, 248-341-2084.  
by J. Whitfield
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Commodity Codes 0 M. Matthewson I am curious as to what commodity codes you are using, NAICS or NIGP? Also, would you be willing to share your supplier application section where you are soliciting commodity codes? Thank you!
by M. Matthewson
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Procurment Card Spend Limits 0 M. Matthewson I am interested in what spend limits you have assigned to your procurement cards.  1. Please advise if you have a single transaction limit and the dollar amount. 2. Please advise if you have a monthly limit and the dollar amount. 3. Please advise if you have a hierarchy, different limits for different classes of employees. If so, what was your logic in assigning the limits. 4. Do you have a policy or procedure on who can obtain a procard? This information, full or partial responses,  will be very helpful in benchmarking our program and making necessary adjustments. Thank you!!
by M. Matthewson
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
NAEIR - National Association for the Exchange of Industrial Resources 0 M. Matthewson Do any of you have experience with this organization? One of our Administrators received a brochure offering GRCC free membership (at least initially). They claim to provide goods to churches, non-profits and schools free of charge. Anyone familiar with them of have experience with them? If so, I'd appreciate hearing from you,. Thanks.
by M. Matthewson
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Contracting Maintenance/repair of HVAC systems 0 C. Hogan Hello:   We are considering moving to a vendor contract of maintenance and repair of our HVAC equipment in our campus buildings.  Is anyone currently managing a contract like this and did you go out for bid?  Are you willing to share your RFP?   Cheryl Hogan Director of Purchasing West Shore Community College Scottville, MI  49454
by C. Hogan
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Bid Thresholds 0 M. Matthewson I am interesting in hearing from  other colleges/ universities with regard to your bid thresholds. A link to your policy language would be particularly helpful.   Basically I'd like to know... At what dollar threshold is a sealed bid required? Do you require quotes (unsealed) at some threshold? At what dollar threshold do you require a PO? Do your thresholds differ? e.g. goods/services vs. construction How many students are at your school? Any other information on this subject you'd like to share that you think is helpful. Thank you!   Mansfield W. Matthewson, C.P.M., CPPB Director of Purchasing Grand Rapids Community College 143 Bostwick Ave. NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295 P: 616.234.3851 F: 616.234.3855 M: 616.915.5957
by M. Matthewson
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Campus Foodservice 0 M. Matthewson I am interesting in hearing from  other colleges/ universities (particularly commuter schools) who have executed a RFP or contract for student foodservice. Any information you can share with me such as your RFP, contract, or any other helpful information you deem significant, would be sincerely appreciated.   Thank you!   Mansfield W. Matthewson, C.P.M., CPPB Director of Purchasing Grand Rapids Community College 143 Bostwick Ave. NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295 P: 616.234.3851 F: 616.234.3855 M: 616.915.5957
by M. Matthewson
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Michigan Ontario Regional Fall Meeting 0 D. O'Brien The Michigan & Ontario Region of the National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP) invites you to participate in our annual regional conference on Tuesday September 29 – Wednesday September 30, 2015 at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.     Attached is the conference agenda. Our featured presenter will be Jeff Kissinger, Senior Project Manager at Grand Rapids Community College speaking on Project Management for Non-Project Managers and Software Procurement & Licensing: What Works, What Doesn’t, and How Much Will It Cost You? To get a detailed look at what he will cover, see the attached presentation outlines.     We hope you are also able to attend our Meet and Greet Reception September 29 at 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  We will begin by touring the spectacular Meadow Brook Hall at Oakland University, a residence built by the widow of auto pioneer, John Dodge, and now a National Historic Landmark (60 minutes). Then we will continue the reception at the beautiful Steve Sharf Clubhouse overlooking the university golf courses at 7:00 pm.   Cost for registration is $150 per person.  First time attendees receive a $25 discount.  Please complete the attached registration form and send check payment by September 11, 2015. Lodging is available at the Crowne Plaza Auburn Hills (1500 N. Opdyke Rd.) right off of I-75 and two easy miles from Oakland University.  Our conference rate is $115/night (single or double).  Reservations may be made by phone 248/373-4550 (Group Affiliation:  NAEP) or online at this dedicated link. The conference rate is valid through September 1.  After that it is based on availability by phone reservation. Hotel parking is free.  Check in 4:00 pm; Check out noon.  For more information see Crowne Plaza Auburn Hills or contact 248/373-8220. Please share this invitation with additional staff at your school that may be interested. If any questions, contact Barbara Webb 989/686-9228 or Denise O’Brien or 517/884-6158.
by D. O'Brien
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
RFI/RFP for Public/Private Partnerships 0 M. Matthewson RFI/RFP for Public/Private Partnerships I am looking for RFIs (preferably) or RFPs addressing public/private partnerships. Any examples that you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
by M. Matthewson
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Qualitative Research Services RFP's 0 V. Rhodes-Sorrelle GVSU is currently looking for sample RFP's for qualitative research services. We are also looking for any vendor contact list(s) that you may have available. Please forward information to: Thank you  in advance for your help. Valerie Rhodes-Sorrelle, C.P.M. Grand  Valley State University  Senior Strategic Sourcing Specialist Procurement Services 616-331-2283
by V. Rhodes-Sorrelle
Friday, July 24, 2015

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