More than 80 of MIT's suppliers will display their products and answer questions at a vendor fair in a McDermott Court tent on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 10am-4pm.
The Supplier Consolidation and Partner Relations Vendor Fair, sponsored by the General Purchasing Office, will provide an opportunity for vendors and MIT community members to discuss how to achieve the Institute's supplier-consolidation goals. Those goals include reducing the cost of obtaining goods and services while enhancing the quality of those services to the community.
Through demonstrations of the Web-based ECAT system, attendees can also see improvements in processing small-dollar purchases. There will also be booths with information about SAP, MIT's new accounting system, and the MIT Technology Center.
Vendors of office and computer supplies, laboratory apparatus, chemicals, solvents, enzymes, electronic components, small equipment, furniture, office furnishings, temporary help and compressed-gas cylinders will be on hand. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Diane Shea at x3-8370.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on September 18, 1996.