GeM November Newsletter

News Item

Nov 26, 2012

Two major Higher Education institutions with purchase card programmes are now in the process of adopting the GeM eMarketplace.

Working closely with both the GeM institution adoption team at JISC Procureweb and the GeM supplier adoption team, these two institutions will be rolling out the eMarketplace over the next few months. If you have a purchase card programme why not get in touch to find out how you can use GeM?
 
Contact JISC Procureweb on either 02920 870333 or team@procureweb.ac.uk to find out more.
 
100th Catalogues goes live on GeM
 
We now have 100 catalogues live on GeM giving you a greater breadth of products and services to search for on GeM. These catalogues cover all commodity groups to ensure that you can quickly and easily find the services and products you wish to buy through GeM.
 
Two new suppliers join the GeM eMarketplace
 
Jangro Network Limited and Millenium Business Systems Limited have both gone live on the GeM eMarketplace in the last few weeks.
 
For those who use the NEUPC Audio Visual and the NWUPC cleaning, chemicals and janitorial supplies agreement this allows you to purchase goods and services from these suppliers directly from consortia agreements through the GeM eMarketplace. Find out who else you can trade with here
 
If there are any other suppliers that you would like to trade with on GeM please contact the supplier adoption team on either 0118 935 7083 or email supplieradoption@reading.ac.uk.
 
Carry out request for quotes through GeM with 302 suppliers
 
There are now 302 suppliers across 77 agreements ready and waiting to receive your request for quotes through GeM. Using this feature you can carry out mini tenders to ensure that your institution gets the best value for money for the goods and services you purchase. The full list of agreements set up for request for quote is available on the GeM website. Just follow the easy step guide to get started now
 
Want to know more about GeM?
 
We have just announced a number of new GeM training dates. These online webinar sessions last for two hours but are split into three distinct sections allowing you to attend the sections which are relevant to you. The sections cover searching for contracted suppliers, managing contracts and searching for/buying contracted goods and services. The next sessions will be on:
  • Tuesday 27th November 10.30 – 12.30
  • Wednesday 12th December 10.30 – 12.30
To secure a space on one of these webinars please email team@procureweb.ac.uk
 
GeM Case studies
 
Finally we have two new case studies from the University of Kent and the University of the West of England available on our website. Visit the resources page of the GeM website to find out about how other institutions are using the system. If you have an experience of using GeM that you would like to share with us please drop us a line at team@procureweb.ac.uk