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Top Stories • June 2016
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Year End Deadlines

The end of Fiscal Year 2016 is quickly approaching.  As in the past, U Market will be available for customers to shop, however, purchase orders will not be sent to the supplier between Monday June 27, 2016 through Thursday June 30, 2016.  On July 1, 2016 all U Market activity will resume as normal.

During June 27-June 30 phone orders will be accepted for U Market Stock items only. To place a U Market Stock order call the Customer Service Team at 612-624-4878. Departments must provide appropriate, active ChartField string information when ordering. These orders will not be billed until the new fiscal year. 

Please work with your department to plan ahead as each department may have deadlines that are different.

Click here for more information about year end.  
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Sustainable Items on U Market

Interested in purchasing sustainable items? U Market uses flags to identify items as recycled, Energy Star certified and green.  In addition to flags appearing on item numbers, shoppers can filter results according to these attributes. 

In order for an item to be labeled as recycled, the item must meet one of the following criteria: has been recycled through an established recycling program, has been manufactured from recycled products or can be used in "green chemistry" programs.

A product is indicated as 'green' according to the green purchasing definition of NAEP.  Generally, a green product or service is one that is both environmentally and socially responsible.  The product is accountable to, and respectful of, the places and people that provide and use them.   
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Apple Products through University Bookstores


In Fiscal Year 2017 U Market will be offering Apple products through University of Minnesota Bookstores.  This will be the first time a business internal to the University of Minnesota has been added to U Market!  Shop this hosted catalog to find the best prices on Apple products including: computers, iPads and accessories.
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Innovative Office Solutions offers a quick and easy tool to help customers search for ink and toner.  To use this tool open the Innovative punchout and click on Ink & Toner (located on the left side of the punchout site).
Type in the brand and model number for your printer and click Search.  A list of ink and toner specific to your printer is generated.
In response to reader's suggestions, eNews will be featuring a different team member in future issues.

Alicia Theisen
Alicia Theisen is a Category Manager/Contracts Specialist for Purchasing Services.  Alicia manages the lab and office supply contracts on U Market.  "I'm eager to assist colleges and departments in their sourcing and bidding needs whether it is in regards to U Market content or conducting a new RFP or bid."
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This year's U Market Supplier Showcase will be held on Tuesday, September 13 from 11 am until 2 pm in the Great Hall of Coffman Memorial Union.  Mark your calendars!  This will be the best one yet.
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