February 23, 2015
Vendor IT Expo Coming April 15: Save the Date!

The Office of the Chief Information Officer is sponsoring a Vendor IT Expo in combination with an eStores Vendor Fair on April 15. This all-day event will bring a wide variety of technology resources and other vendors to staff and faculty of The Ohio State University. Among the 32 vendors attending are Oracle, Microsoft, Adobe, Fisher Scientific and Continental Office Environments. Each will share information on the services they provide to the university, and many will also showcase their upcoming innovative offerings.

There is no cost to attend this event and no need to register—just save the date! The Vendor IT Expo and eStores Vendor Fair will take place on Wednesday, April 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Great Hall Meeting Room in the Ohio Union. This event is open to all OSU staff and faculty, so feel free to invite your colleagues!

Stay tuned: as more companies confirm their presentations, we will provide an update and a full schedule of exhibitions occurring throughout the day.

Also, please note that registration is closed for any companies wishing to present.

February 16, 2015
My Quote enhancements in eStores

My Quote, the eStores’ website of contracted supplier quotations, has been recently enhanced with the following changes:

Attachments - A link has been added to the bottom of the template for suppliers to attach a copy of their company quotes or other supporting documentation. This will allow reviewers to compare the information entered in My Quote to company quote for consistency. Suppliers have been encouraged to use this feature but it is not a requirement.

Draft status - Suppliers now have the ability to save a quotation in draft mode if they are not ready to send it on for approval. Users with Service Center access are able to select “draft” from the dropdown list of quotes by status. eStores will monitor quotes in draft status and will follow-up with suppliers if quotes remain in draft status for more than 48 hours.

Contact the eStores Team at or 2-2694 with any questions about these new features.

City Apparel User Guide

The eStores team is providing an interim City Apparel User Guide. You may also download this from the full NewsLink article. Please contact the eStores Team at or 2-2694 with any additional questions.

Overture LLC adds punchout catalog to eStores

Promotional products supplier, Overture LLC, has recently added a punchout catalog to eStores.

User Guide for Promotional Supplier websites - Golden Star Promotions, Idegy Inc, Outreach Promotional Solutions, Overture LLC, Sunshine Promotions & Apparel, Shumsky Promotional, and Smile Promotions.

Please see the User guide for Promotional Suppliers for instructions to create a virtual sample and upload artwork at Checkout.

February 2, 2015
DS Services Contact Information

The eStores and Supplier Management Team and central Purchasing are working with DS Services (provider of bottled and filtered water services) to resolve service and billing issues that have occurred over the last several months. DS Services has provided the customer service contact information below and advises customers to use these contacts for service inquiries instead of contacting delivery drivers. This information has been added to the DS Services contract page on the Purchasing web site.

1st Level Support Key Customer Service
• 855-726-1126

2nd Level Support Jenni Eason, Key Account Manager – Government
• Office: 678-486-3448
• Cell: 770-329-4280

DS Services began issuing their invoices electronically in 2014. Paper invoices are no longer available from this supplier; however, the electronic vouchers can be researched via Procurement Inquiry. See the following link for a brief EDI Voucher research job aid on how to research EDI invoices.

Contact the eStores and Supplier Management Team at or (614) 292-2694.

My Quote User Guide

The eStores team is providing an interim My Quote My Quote user guide containing navigation tips and other information. Content from the guide will soon be available in the eStores ASSIST online help.

eStores February 5 Planned maintenance brief downtime

eStores will be unavailable on Thursday, February 5 from 7-11 p.m. for planned maintenance. The system will be accessible again through eRequest by approximately 11:30 p.m. on February 5 and at 7 a.m. on Friday, February 6 through PeopleSoft. Questions? Contact the eStores and Supplier Management Team at 2-2694 or

January 20, 2015
New eStores Suppliers

CentraComm, IT provider of network equipment and network maintenance services, is new to My Quote, the eStores' website of contracted supplier quotations. In addition, new to eStores hosted catalogs are: Direct Air (provider of HVAC services), Porta Kleen and Rent-A-John (both providers of portable restrooms).

eStores My Quote site now includes attachment function

The eStores My Quote site now includes an attachment function for suppliers. The new function allows suppliers to attach a copy of their own company quotation (or other document) to the My Quote template. This enhancement was added as a result of user requests for simplifying review of submitted quotes. Users will be able to compare company quotations to the information entered in My Quote to make sure the proposals are consistent. Suppliers are aware of the new feature and have been encouraged to use it.

December 8, 2014
CDWG Supplier Website Adds HP Standard Configurations

Supplier CDWG has added the Hewlett Packard (HP) standard configurations for desktop and notebook computers to their supplier website in eStores. The link to the configurations can be found by scrolling to the middle of the initial landing page, as shown in the following screen shot.

The existing HP supplier website for standard configurations will be removed from eStores on Friday, December 12 at the close of business.

The Hewlett Packard supplier website for custom configurations and non-standard equipment will remain in eStores. CDWG can also accommodate orders for custom configurations. A brief job aid is available to explain how to send a configuration summary to Rob Feinholz at CDWG ( from the HP custom site in eStores.

Job aid

Please contact the eStores team at or 2-2694 with any questions you have about this change.

Please visit our archive link for past updates/news by clicking the link below.
eStores Suppliers
* indicates that the supplier has a punch out site under the "Supplier Websites" tab in eStores.
** indicates suppliers that have punch out sites capable of eQuote downloads.
*** indicates that the supplier can post quotes to the eStores "My Quote" Supplier Website.

Abbott Labs (Animal Health)
Abcam Inc
Accelerated Moving & Storage***
Accent Drapery Co Inc***
Adriatico’s Pizza
Advanced Turf Solutions Inc.
Agilent Technologies
Air Force One
AK Painting
All Occasions Catering Equipment
American Solutions for Business**
Ameripride Linen & Apparel Services
Andrews Moving & Storage***
Applied Industrial Technologies*
Aramark Refreshment Services
Asian Concepts (Mark Pi's)
Au Bon Pain Co Inc
AVI Food Systems Inc
B&B Microscope***
B&C Communications
B&H Photo, Video & Pro Audio*
Ballreich's Potato Chips & Snacks
Beckman Coulter
Berwick Party House Inc
Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc
Brocon Construction
Brown Enterprise Solutions
Bruner Corp
Cameron Mitchell Restaurants LLC
Capital City Electric LLC
Capital Plumbing & Mechanical Inc
Capoziellos Catering
Catering by Design
CDW Government Inc**
CentraComm Communications LLC***
Central Ohio Medical Textiles (COMTEX)
Cheryl & Co
City Apparel**
City Barbeque Inc
Clara I Brown Interiors**
Color Consultants
Columbus Window Cleaning Company
Complete Book & Media Supply*
Connie Duglin Specialty Linen
Continental Office*
Continental Office Commercial Flooring***
Contractors Choice - 3 Catalogs (New, Reconditioned, Rental)
Corrigan Moving Systems***
Creative Cuisine
Cummins Bridgeway LLC
Dawson Resources
Dayton Industrial
Dell Computer Corp**
Direct Air Systems Inc
Direct Mechanical LLC
Direct Resource Inc
Direct Solutions
Donatos Pizza Catering
DS Services of Amer Inc
Dupler Office**
Economy Linen & Towel Service
EE Ward Moving & Storage Co LLC
Elford Inc
Event Source
Express Promotions**
Fastenal Co**
Ferguson Construction Co
Fisher Scientific**
Fisher Scientific***
Fortner Upholstering Inc***
G and G Outfitters Inc**
Globe Window Cleaning Inc
Golden Star Promotions**
Goldtech of Ohio (Loeb distributor)
Govconnection Inc*
Grass Groomers
Graybar Electric Co*
Hanover Uniform Co
Henry Schein Animal Health
Henry Schein Inc*
Herlihy Moving & Storage Inc***
Heska Corp
Hewlett-Packard Co**
Idegy Inc**
Insight Public Sector*
Integrated Workspace Solutions LLC*
Interior Supply Inc
J&J Painting
JC Ehrlich
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream
JF Painting Co
Johnson Controls Inc
Jones Lumber Co
Kendrick Mollenauer Painting
Ketchum & Walton Co
King Business Interiors**
King Business Interiors***
Lasting Impressions
Lepi Enterprises Inc
Levy Premium Foodservice
Life Technologies**
Lombardi Water Management Inc
Loth Inc**
Lowe's Home Improvement Ctr
Lunch Co
Lusk Group
M White Dental
Made From Scratch
Martin Carpet Cleaning
Martin Painting & Coating Co.
Mayflower Transit Inc***
McKesson Medical Surgical*
Metro Cuisine
Metropolitan Environmental Services Inc
MWI Veterinary Supply Co
NAPA Auto Parts*
Nesco Resource
Netech Corp**
Nikon Instruments***
O’Neil Tents & Party Supplies***
O'Reilly Office LLC**
Ohio CAT
Ohio Electric Services
Ohio Heating & Refrigeration
Ohio Valley***
Orkin LLC
Outreach Promotional Solutions**
Owens & Minor Inc*
Page Construction
Panera Bread
Passion Works Studio
Patterson Dental Co
Peterson Lawn Care & Landscape Maintenance
Peterson Thermal Equipment Co
Pipe Valves Inc
Pizza Rustica
Porta Kleen
PPG Architectural Finishes
Precision Industrial Services***
Preferred Staffing of Ohio LLC
Premier Dental Products
Premier General Construction LLC
Pro-Flow Plumbing & Drain Cleaning
Proforma TCL Inc**
Progress Supply
Qiagen Inc*
Questar Inc
Radiant Technology***
Rhoads Construction Inc
Roberts Service Group Inc
Roche Diagnostics - Applied Science
Roger Elliott Co
Romanoff Group
RSFI Office Furniture***
RW Setterlin Building Co
S&G Rental
Sandel Corp
Santa Cruz Biotechnology Inc*
Sauer Technical Services
Schindler Elevator Corp
School Specialty Inc*
Sherwin-Williams Co
Shital Sub(Subway Catering)
Shumsky Promotional**
Smile Promotions**
Smith & Wollensky
Solutions Staffing
Sound Com Systems***
Spectra Contract Flooring***
SPS Medical Supply Corp
Standard Textile***
States Electric Co Inc
Steris Corporation***
Steven’s Catering
Sunbelt Rentals***
Sunshine Promotions**
Supergames & Adventure Education Center***
Synergy Mechanical Contractors
T-rriffic Table Linens
Taylor & Sons Equipment Company
Teemok Construction Inc
The Remi Group***
TP Mechanical Contractors Inc
Trane Columbus
Two Caterers Inc
Univ Sleep Products Inc***
VWR Intl***
Waters Corp
Williams Interior Designs Inc
Wiser Transformations
World Wide Technology (WWT)*
Worly Plumbing Supply Inc
WW Williams Midwest Inc
Z Cucina
Zimmer Dental