University of Saskatchewan

Financial Services Division (FSD)

Aug 27, 2012

Training Sessions for Supreme Basics

Training Sessions for our new office and IT supplies provider, Supreme Basics, have been scheduled for the following dates in Room C210 Administration Building. Product catalogues and Supreme Basics contact information will be available at each session.

Please contact Purchasing Services at 966-6704 to register for one of these sessions.

Tuesday August 28, 2012
9:00-10:00am
10:00-11:00am
1:00-2:00pm
2:00-3:00pm

Thursday September 6, 2012
1:00-2:00pm
2:00-3:00pm
3:00-4:00pm

Wednesday September 12, 2012
2:30-3:30pm
3:30-4:30pm

Account set-up:
As mentioned previously, you will need to set up an account with Supreme Basics in order to access the new online ordering site, which is now available. Please visit the eMarket link (below) on FSD’s website and follow the instructions under “Set Up New Account.”

http://www.usask.ca/fsd/colleges_depts_research/buying_goods/where_to_buy/emarket.php

NOTE: You should no longer be using Grand & Toy to purchase office and IT supplies.

To assist you, here are answers to some frequently asked questions about the account application form:

Upon registration, a welcome e-mail from Supreme Basics will provide you with your new account and sign-on information. The product code for ordering a printed catalogue will be provided with your welcome information, or you may pick up a catalogue at a training session, above. Opscan and Exam Booklets are available through the online ordering system. For details about this and more information, see these frequently asked questions on FSD’s website.

Background:
As noted previously, a cross-campus selection committee chose Supreme Basics, a division of Supreme Office Products Limited, as the university’s contracted supplier for office and IT supplies beginning August 16, 2012.  The contract with Grand & Toy, our current supplier, which was to end in June 2012, was extended to August 15 to allow for uninterrupted service while a thorough competitive bid and selection process was conducted. Starting today, all orders must be placed through the eMarket link in order to receive contract pricing. Please note that office supplies ordering procedures will be largely unchanged. 


For more information, contact:
Purchasing Services, purchasing.services@usask.ca, 966-6704