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

May 26, 2015

When Stores website visitors access the Products & Services menu bubble, new product listing links are available on the left side of the page.

Where available, the product listing links will contain additional pictures, descriptions and availability information. Pricing is not included on the listing but can be obtained by performing a search by item number in eStores.

The listing is in .pdf form but can be searched by using Internet Explorer and following the steps below:
• Right click from within the .pdf product listing
• Select “Find”
• Enter product description or item number and click “Next”

Stores Product Listing

Questions about the new product listing should be directed to the Stores Service Center or (614)292-2694.

Term POs for Water Service with DS Services Due June 15

In order to maintain uninterrupted distilled water service after June 30, 2015, supplier DS Services must receive term purchase orders (POs) for water service by close of business on Monday, June 15, 2015.
Orders to DS Services must be made through eStores.

For assistance with DS Services orders, review the DS Services Job Aid.

The eStores site does have a page containing job aids for DS Services and other suppliers: eStores User Guides.

Contact Christine Cihon for further information or questions.

Dry Ice and Liquid Nitrogen Service Level Agreements

Dry Ice and Liquid Nitrogen service level agreements have been sent out to all past customers. Please email Nancy Shockly if your department is in need of dry ice service, to request an agreement. Completed service level agreements are due back to Stores by Monday, June 15, 2015.

May 11, 2015

The following article provides screen shots that show new, sortable column headings (added to the Service Center administrative view of My Quote) as well as recent changes to the quote template.

All column headings on the Service Center administrative view of My Quote are now sortable fields.

My Quote Screen Shot

Changes to the quote template

The “Date Created” field has replaced the drop down fields that suppliers used to use to assign a quote date. The created date is automatically assigned.

A quote expiration date has been added to the template. Suppliers have the ability to extend a quote beyond the expiration date if necessary. Contact or your supplier account manager to request an extension.

My Quote Template Change


Below are the latest updates and changes from several eStores suppliers:

King Business Interiors is referred to as King Business Interiors (flooring) in MyQuote, because only their flooring quotes are posted in MyQuote. Furniture quotes should still be posted in their separate eStores supplier website.

Quote prefix changes:
- Accent Draperies’ quotes are assigned the new ACD prefix, replacing ACC
- B&B Microscopes’ quote prefix is corrected to B&B instead of B&A

New hosted catalogs in eStores:
IT Staff Augmentation
- Apex Systems
- Careworks Technologies
- Huron Consulting
- Insight Global
- Navigator Management Partners
- OtterBase
- Proteam Solutions Inc
- Quick Solutions
- Sophisticated Systems Inc
- Top Consulting

Temporary Services – Dining Services positions
- All Team Staffing
- Diversity Search Group
- LGC Associates
- Service Extraordinaire Inc.

To view the Contract Book Pages for both the IT Staff Augmentation and Temporary Services – Dining click on the following link: Augmentation Contract Book Pages

Material Handling and Equipment

- Hertz Equipment Rental

To view the Contract Book Page for Hertz Equipment click on the following link: Hertz Contract Book Pages


An online Stores product listing now available at the address. The Stores department has added a product listing to their website with pictures, descriptions and availability information. Pricing is not included on the listing but can be obtained by performing a search by item number in eStores and using Internet Explorer.

An online Stores product listing now available at:

The Stores department has added a product listing to their website with pictures, descriptions and availability information. Pricing is not included on the listing but can be obtained by performing a search by item number in eStores and using Internet Explorer with the following steps:

The listing is in .pdf form but can be searched by using Internet Explorer and following the steps below:
- Select a product category from the “Products and Services” section of the website
- Right click from within the .pdf product listing
- Select find
- Enter product description or item number and click “Next”

Stores Product Listing

Questions about the new product listing should be directed to the Stores Service Center at or (614)292-2694.


The eStores team is providing a City Apparel user guide that you may download under: User Guides from the eStores website.

Customers need to begin the quote process inside the City Apparel catalog located in eStores.

Click the "Create Quote" option to request a quote. Use the following link to download the guide.

This article repeats in NewsLink online.

Questions should be directed to the Stores Service Center at or (614)292-2694.

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
Williams Interior Designs Inc
Wiser Transformations
Worly Plumbing Supply Inc
WW Williams Midwest Inc
Z Cucina
Zimmer Dental