Supply Management

eBuy Purchases of Bottled Drinking Water Services From Nestle and DS Waters for Fiscal Year 2010

All sites purchasing yearly bottled water service from Nestle, marketed as Arrowhead, Calistoga, Deer Park, Ice Mountain, Ozarka, Poland Spring, or Zephyrhills, or from DS Waters, marketed as Alhambra, Belmont, Crystal Springs, Hinckley Springs, Kentwood Springs, Sierra Springs, or Sparletts via eBuy on-catalog purchase are requested to process their requisitions for fiscal year (FY) 2010 before October 1, 2009. All requisitions need to be processed and approved prior to October 15, 2009, to avoid a lapse in service. Processing of requisitions is required during this period because the supplier needs to have your FY 2010 on-catalog requisition in the eBuy sys­tem in order to invoice your FEDSTRIP.

Note: There are some sites that cannot receive service directly from Nestle or DS Waters. These sites are autho­rized to purchase off-catalog as long as Nestle or DS Waters have stated they will not service their locations.

If your site sent a successfully processed eBuy requisi­tion to the supplier last year, you can use this requisition to re-order. By re-ordering, you are copying last year’s requi­sition, which will be assigned a new “R” number. Ensure quantities and units of measure are correct on the new req­uisition prior to sending for approvals.

See the following Material Logistics Bulletins (MLBs) for more bottled drinking water information, including step-by-step ordering instructions:

n MLB-CO-07-009 — Nestle:

n MLB-CO-07-010 — DS Waters:

If you have any questions, contact Robert J. Wilczynski at 860-285-7004 or