August 17, 2015
Coming Soon to MyQuote: Aligent Technologies, Beckman Coulter, and EE Ward

Agilent Technologies and Beckman Coulter will be added to the My Quote supplier website in eStores. Both suppliers will offer quotations for equipment based on the product selection and discounts offered on Inter-University Council Purchasing Group contract # UN12-033. Freight charges will be included in the purchase price on all quotations from Agilent and Beckman through eStores. Both suppliers will also maintain their existing hosted catalogs in eStores for consumable products.

EE Ward Moving & Storage will join the My Quote soon. EE Ward is a certified minority business enterprise (MBE) on the Inter-University Council contract #UN15-030. EE Ward provides both office and residential moving services. EE Ward is joining five existing moving services suppliers in My Quote including Accelerated Moving & Storage, Andrews Moving, Corrigan Moving, Herlihy Moving and Mayflower Moving.

Clara Brown Interiors Moves to Electronic PO Dispatch

Furniture supplier, Clara I. Brown Interiors, Inc. (CIBI), located in the Columbus Arena District, has been moved from fax to electronic (EDX) PO dispatch as of Friday, August 14.

CIBI has the following credentials: Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), EDGE certified (Encouraging Diversity, Growth and Equity) and Women Owned (WOM) Furniture supplier.

Panera Bread Catalogs Available in eStores’ Branch Campus View

New Panera catalogs for our Mansfield and Marion locations have been added to the regional campus view of eStores.

•To start, use “Panera” from the initial search feature.

•Narrow your search to the correct regional catalog by clicking in the ”Refine My Results” box under “Express Checkout” and type the following:

•For Columbus enter CBUS
•For Wooster enter WSTR
•For Mansfield enter MANS
•For Marion enter MAR

Life Technologies is Now Thermo Fisher Scientific

The Life Technologies brand name and logo will be retired by the end of August with changes to rollout as follows:

•On August 17 – the supplier website landing page will reference Thermo Fisher Scientific and will feature updated content in line with the simplified brand architecture. The Life Technologies brand and references will be removed.

•On August 31 – the supplier website logo and website image will be updated with new Thermo Fisher Scientific branding.

Promotional Vendor’s Supplier Website: Process for Quote Approval and Checkout

A new user guide for promotional products and services has been added to the overall eStores User Guide file as found on the eStores website. This new guide will assist you in approving vendor quotes and checking back into the OSU Financials System.

Follow the link to view or download the user guide:

If you have any questions, please contact us at or 614-292-2694.

August 3, 2015
eStores Free Shipping Tag

A new tag has been added to eStores to indicate free shipping. (See item A.)

The free shipping tag has been added to the catalogs for Fisher Scientific and their Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) partner, Direct Resource.

You may also view all items that have this new tag by refining your search for the free shipping tag. (See item B.)

eStores Free Shipping Tag

Contact the eStores team at 2-2694 or with any questions.

July 6, 2015

It is important to add the work order number to the business purpose section of an eRequest when creating an order to skilled trade suppliers. Suppliers need the work order number to tie it back to the correct purchase order and project.


American Solutions for Business (ASB) will now have two Promotional punchout catalogs (supplier websites) in eStores beginning Monday, July 6.

American Solutions for Business (Direct) - The On Demand Apparel Store allows you to select and order embroidered apparel, including college-specific logos, in quantities as few as one piece. Additionally you have the ability to quickly order from a selection of items that flow immediately into the Ohio State University Purchasing System.

American Solutions for Business (Quote) - The Buckeye Gear Idea Center provides an online catalog of featuring thousands of items that can be customized with your approved logo. Complete the online process and your American Sales Team will quickly upload a quote into the ASB quote feature tool located on the ASB supplier website page. If you would like help selecting the perfect branded item for your event, contact your American team at

Roche Diagnostics has replaced their hosted catalog with a new supplier website featuring thousands of life science products at OSU contract prices.

June 19, 2015

DS Services customers may experience a temporary interruption in water service after July 1, if their fiscal year 2016 purchase orders were not renewed by the June 15 deadline. See the Beverage Contract Book and contact Account Manager Jenni Eason with specific questions about your FY16 water service.

New to eStores:

Black Diamond Casino Games offers a hosted catalog for special event casino games.

Roche Diagnostics a supplier of life science products, will offer a full supplier website in eStores, featuring thousands of products for research applications, which replaces the existing hosted catalog.

New to My Quote:

D&D Commercial Cleaning provides power washing services for building exteriors.

Fun Services provides outdoor gaming services for special events.

Cintas Corporation joins as one of two suppliers on the OSU contract for uniform rental and purchase.
City Apparel is the other awarded supplier on this contract. They offer a full supplier website for uniform rental and purchase.

Contact the eStores team at 2-2694 or with any questions.

June 16, 2015

Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) and more current versions of Firefox have been tested by OCIO and are now recommended browsers for the Financials system. System users will be able to use IE9 to access Financials as well as HR, SIS, eReports and BuckIQ. This development is very timely given that as of June 27, IE8 will no longer be supported for HR and SIS

View all browser support information for the administrative systems.

If you have Web browser questions please consult your local desktop support or the IT Service Desk at 614-688-HELP (4357) or

Once your upgrade is complete, follow the IE9 User Guide to configure your dowser for continued eStores access. IE9 Set Up in eRequest for eStores

June 8, 2015

VWR now offers a full supplier website in eStores featuring thousands of laboratory supply products exclusively distributed by VWR. The catalog also includes all private label VWR products. Access the eStores user guide page VWR User Guide for more VWR information, including how to obtain order status and create a quote.

VWR will remain in the eStores My Quote system until Tuesday, June 30 to allow time for existing quotes to be picked up by customers. Contact the eStores team at or (614) 292-2694 with any questions about VWR in eStores.


The hosted catalogs listed below have been added to eStores.

Dako North America —Reagents and special stain kits/pathology for scientific research. Access Dako Contract Book Link

Black Diamond Casino —Gaming services for special events. Access Black Diamond Casino Contract Book Link

Bearcom —handheld radios. Access Bearcom Contract Book Link

Visit our Archive link for past updates/news by clicking the link below.

eStores Archive
eStores Suppliers
Supplier Websites:
American Solutions for Business(Direct)
Applied Industrial Technologies
B&H Photo, Video & Pro Audio
Complete Book & Media Supply
Continental Office
Govconnection Inc
Graybar Electric Co
Henry Schein Inc
Insight Public Sector
Integrated Workspace Solutions LLC
McKesson Medical Surgical
NAPA Auto Parts
Owens & Minor Inc
Qiagen Inc
Santa Cruz Biotechnology Inc
School Specialty Inc
World Wide Technology(WWT)

Punch Out Sites Capable of eQuote Downloads:
American Solutions for Business(Quote)
CDW Government Inc
Clara I Brown Interiors
Dell Computer Corp
Dupler Office
Express Promotions
Fastenal Co
Fisher Scientific
G&G Outfitters Inc
Golden Star Promotions
Hewlett-Packard Co
Idegy Inc
King Business Interiors
Life Technologies
Loth Inc
Netech Corp
O'Reilly Office LLC
Outreach Promotional Solutions
Proforma TCL Inc
Shumsky Promotional
Smile Promotions
Sunshine Promotions

My Quote:
Accelerated Moving & Storage
Accent Drapery Co Inc
Andrews Moving & Storage
B&B Microscope
CentraComm Communications LLC
City Apparel
Continental Office Commercial Flooring
Corrigan Moving Systems
D&D Commercial Cleaning
Fisher Scientific
Fortner Upholstering Inc
Fun Services
Herlihy Moving & Storage Inc
King Business Interiors
Mayflower Transit Inc
Nikon Instruments
O’Neil Tents & Party Supplies
Ohio Valley
Precision Industrial Services
Radiant Technology
RSFI Office Furniture
Sound Com Systems
Spectra Contract Flooring
Standard Textile
Steris Corporation
Sunbelt Rentals
Supergames & Adventure Education Center
The Remi Group
Univ Sleep Products Inc
VWR Intl

Hosted Catalogs:
Abbott Labs (Animal Health)
Abcam Inc
Adriatico’s Pizza
Advanced Turf Solutions Inc.
Agilent Technologies
Air Force One
AK Painting
All Occasions Catering Equipment
All Team Staffing
Ameripride Linen & Apparel Services
Apex Systems
Aramark Refreshment Services
Asian Concepts (Mark Pi's)
Au Bon Pain Co Inc
AVI Food Systems Inc
B&C Communications
Ballreich's Potato Chips & Snacks
Beckman Coulter
Berwick Party House Inc
Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc
Black Diamond Casino Games
Brocon Construction
Brown Enterprise Solutions
Bruner Corp
Cameron Mitchell Restaurants LLC
Capital City Electric LLC
Capital Plumbing & Mechanical Inc
Capoziellos Catering
Careworks Technologies
Catering by Design
Central Ohio Medical Textiles(COMTEX)
Cheryl & Co
City Barbeque Inc
Color Consultants
Columbus Window Cleaning Company
Connie Duglin Specialty Linen
Contractors Choice - 3 Catalogs(New, Reconditioned, Rental)
Creative Cuisine
Crop Production Services
Cummins Bridgeway LLC
Dako North American
Dawson Resources
Dayton Industrial
Direct Air Systems Inc
Direct Resource Inc
Diversity Search Group
Donatos Pizza Catering
DS Services of Amer Inc
Economy Linen & Towel Service
EE Ward Moving & Storage Co LLC
Elford Inc
Event Source
Ferguson Construction Co
Globe Window Cleaning Inc
Goldtech of Ohio(Loeb distributor)
Grass Groomers
Hanover Uniform Co
Henry Schein Animal Health
Hertz Equipment Rental
Heska Corp
Huron Consulting
Impressed Dry Cleaning
Insight Global
Interior Supply Inc
J&J Painting
JC Ehrlich
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream
Johnson Controls Inc
Jones Lumber Co
Kendrick Mollenauer Painting
Ketchum & Walton Co
Lasting Impressions
Lepi Enterprises Inc
Levy Premium Foodservice
LGC Associates
Lombardi Water Management Inc
Lowe's Home Improvement Ctr
Lunch Co
Lusk Group
M White Dental
Made From Scratch
Martin Carpet Cleaning
Martin Painting & Coating Co.
Metro Cuisine
Metropolitan Environmental Services Inc
MWI Veterinary Supply Co
Navigator Management Partners
Nesco Resource
Ohio CAT
Ohio Electric Services
Ohio Heating & Refrigeration
Orkin LLC
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
Premier Dental Products
Premier General Construction LLC
Pro-Flow Plumbing & Drain Cleaning
ProTeam Solutions Inc.
Progress Supply
Questar Inc
Quick Solutions
Rhoads Construction Inc
Roberts Service Group Inc
Roche Diagnostics - Applied Science
Roger Elliott Co
Romanoff Group
RW Setterlin Building Co
S&G Rental
Sandel Corp
Sauer Technical Services
Schindler Elevator Corp
Service Extraordinaire Inc.
Sherwin-Williams Co
Shital Sub(Subway Catering)
Smith & Wollensky
Solutions Staffing
Sophisticated Systems Inc.
SPS Medical Supply Corp
States Electric Co Inc
Steven’s Catering
Synergy Mechanical Contractors
T-rriffic Table Linens
Taylor & Sons Equipment Company
Teemok Construction Inc
Top Consulting
TP Mechanical Contractors Inc
Trane Columbus
Two Caterers Inc
Waters Corp
Wiser Transformations
Worly Plumbing Supply Inc
WW Williams Midwest Inc
Z Cucina
Zimmer Dental