Table of Contents
- Procurement Services
- Procurement Update
- Increased Purchasing Delegation For Apple Products From Ramtech
- October Travel Training Dates
- Annual eVA & Banner Purchasing Test Reminder
- Controller's Office
- Effort Reporting and ECRT Updates
Purchasing has begun checking all VCU vendors for issues such as Federal debarment, business with embargoed nations or terrorist organizations, and other areas of concern. Performing these checks will help protect VCU from doing business with inappropriate, risky, and potentially dangerous parties. The software, Visual Compliance, was provided by the Export Compliance Office.
Increased Purchasing Delegation For Apple Products From Ramtech
Effective immediately, University Departments have the unlimited delegation to purchase Apple products from RamTech, the VCU on-campus retail technology store. The store is open Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM and Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM but closed on weekends. The store location is on the Monroe Park Campus at 930 W. Grace Street. Departments may also shop online at ramtech.vcu.edu. As an Apple Authorized Campus Store, RamTech provides the same educational pricing as placing the order directly with Apple. Please see https://procurement.vcu.edu/i-want-to/make-a-purchase/buy-technology-hardware-and-software/#apple for additional information.
October Travel Training Dates
|Travel Policy & Procedures||Thursday, October 12th, 1:30pm – 3:00pm||MCV Campus|
|Chrome River Hands On Training||Tuesday, October 17th, 9:00am – 11:00am||MCV Campus|
|Christopherson Business Travel Training||Thursday, October 26th, 9:00am – 11:00am||MCV Campus|
Seating is limited. Please register in advance at http://training.vcu.edu/course.asp?Keyword=travel&Sponsor=All&Category=All&Audience=All&Campus=All&trainingType=0. If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual eVA & Banner Purchasing Test Reminder
The Annual eVA & Banner Purchasing test needs to be completed by close of business Friday, October 13th, 2017.
To complete the course requirement, log in to Blackboard using your eID and password. Go to the My Blackboard tab and you will see the course listed in your Course List. The course title is Annual eVA & Banner Purchasing Course 2017. Please review the items on the resources tab to help in completion of the test.
If you have any other questions please contact email@example.com or 828-1077.
Effort Reporting and ECRT Updates
Your assistance is needed with the upcoming and past due effort reporting deadlines:
Quarterly certifications period 12-10-16 to 03-09-17 were due by 06-14-17
Semi-Annual certifications period 06/10/16 to 12/09/16 were due by 04-21-17
Semester certifications period 12-25-16 to 05-09-17 were due by 08-14-2017
Quarterly certifications period 03-10-17 to 06-09-17 were due by 09-14-17
Semester certifications period 05-10-17 to 08-09-17 are due by 11-14-2017
Semi-Annual certifications period 12/10/16 to 06/09/17 are due by 10-21-17
Remember to conduct proactive reviews (especially before grants close-out), communicate frequently with your faculty to verify the accuracy of their commitments, and to complete the processing of all ECRT cards assigned.
Other Effort Links:
ECRT URL: https://ecrtprod.asauxweb.vcu.edu/ecrt
Effort Reporting’s website: http://www.controller.vcu.edu/grants/effort.htm
Helpful Tools: http://www.controller.vcu.edu/grants/ECRThelpfultools.html
Grants and Contracts Accounting/Effort Reporting extends our gratitude to you for all that you do to assist our office and to minimize non-compliance risks on sponsored programs at VCU.
Please don’t hesitate to contact a G&C/Effort Reporting staff member if at any time you have questions that cannot be answered by content on the Controller/G&C website.