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Supply Management

eBuy Functionality Enhancement for Off-Catalog Purchases

eBuy has implemented new functionality for routing eBuy off-catalog requisitions to the Contract Authorization Management System (CAMS).

To ensure that your eBuy off-catalog requisition is routed to the appropriate Category Management Center (CMC) or Purchasing Service Center (PSC) for processing, requisitioners must do the following:

• From the Purchase Method drop down box of an eBuy off-catalog requisition, click Route Req to Supply Mgt. In the After Approval Route Requisition drop down box, click the appropriate CMC/PSC.






• If you do not know the appropriate CMC/PSC, select the last option, "Not Sure." However, by selecting this option, it will not be possible to complete and submit the requisition until the appropriate CMC/PSC has been identified and selected. Call 800-USPS-HELP to obtain the necessary information. The Help Desk for eBuy is available Monday through Friday, from 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Central Time.

If you do not have access to the Intranet, you should continue processing your requisitions as you have been, per your individual office procedures using PS Form 7381, Requisition for Supplies, Services, or Equipment.

For more information regarding the new feature, click on What's New at http://ebuy/jsp/co/Login.jsp.

- SCM Strategies,
Supply Management, 4-28-05


New National Stock Number Search Feature for Boise Cascade Office Products on eBuy

eBuy has installed a new search feature to help people who create on-catalog eBuy requisitions for the purchase of Boise Cascade Office Products (BCOP). When completing eBuy requisitions for BCOP, you can now use the last four digits of a national stock number (NSN) to search for office supplies.

Once a BCOP requisition is created:

• Use the Quick Search button on the BCOP catalog page to perform a search by NSN.

• Enter the last four digits of the NSN in the field to the left of the Quick Search button, and then click on Quick Search.







• Using the Advanced Search tab on the BCOP catalog page to perform a search by NSN, enter the last four digits of the NSN in the Item Description Contains field, and then click Search at the bottom of the page.

• If you enter more than the last four digits or if you enter the entire NSN, be sure to include dashes separating each set of numbers.

You can find NSNs for National Industries for the Blind (NIB) or National Industries for the Severely Handicapped (NISH) in sections J and G of the printed edition of the BCOP 2005 USPS Office Supply Catalog.

- SCM Strategies,
Supply Management, 4-28-05


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