Battelle Need Small Businesses


As part of the commitment to leveraging the small business
community throughout their organization, Battelle needs small business partners
to join their electronic-ordering databases, “PunchOut“ and “Coupa”!

Left Brain Professionals is partnering with Battelle due to their vast network to small businesses of all certifications –Veteran Owned, Woman Owned, 8(a) –throughout multiple industries.

Over the next few weeks, Battelle’s goal is to double their accepted suppliers in the spend categories of:

(1) Chemicals

(2) Computer and Information Technologies (CIT) peripherals

(3) Compressed Gas (4) Electronic Components

(5) Lab Supplies

(6) Life Science

(7) MRO

(8) Shipping

(9) Office Supplies. Suppliers, including resellers, are
welcome to apply. 

Both the PunchOut and Coupa applications utilize the cXML
data format, which is a requirement for all suppliers to meet. The data
interface for PunchOut is via PeopleSoft 9.0 and PeopleTools 8.50.27.

Additionally, all suppliers:

(1) must have active virus protection and email security

(2) be able to support both applications,

(3) have the ability to ship anywhere in the continental
United States (CONUS), including Alaska and Hawaii, and the US Territory of
Puerto Rico.

All purchase orders and all invoices must originate from
and be processed within the applications. An official request for proposal
(RFP) will be executed, by spend category, via the Scout program in the
upcoming weeks. Notice of the opening of the RFP will be sent to registered
parties only.

Companies interested in participating that meet the
capability requirements of both the PunchOut and Coupa applications are
encouraged to contact Left Brain Professionals’ project liaison at their earliest
convenience for a brief discussion prior to being included in any spend
category’s RFP distribution list.

Questions about the PunchOut and/or Coupa applications
should be communicated to Melissa Metzger for coordination of response.

Melissa Metzger, MAFM, at (614-556-4415) or,

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