We have been working with Guy Brown, one of our office supply contractors, to update certain aspects of its program. One of these updates is the transition to a new ordering website; another is transition of the payment method from direct bill to an assigned account - to a process by purchasing cards (P card).
Please note that Rudolph's Office Supply contract will remain unchanged.
Our records indicate that you purchase office supplies for your department/unit. If you currently do not hold a University purchasing card, please discuss this change in payment method with your supervisor to determine if you need to apply for one. The application is located online at http://www.purchase.umd.edu/general/forms2.html; open the Cardholder Agreement Form from the list. Instructions for completing the form and online training are included on the cover memo of the cardholder agreement.
The transition date will be January 21, 2015. Note that it takes between 5 and 7 days to receive a purchasing card under normal circumstances. Please take this into consideration when processing your request.
In the interim, should you have any questions or concerns regarding this change, please feel free to contact Stores at 301-405-5853 / firstname.lastname@example.org, or Delegated Procurement Team at 301-405-5834 / email@example.com.