Materials Distribution Services (MDS)
Materials Distribution Services (MDS) is a materials distribution center that receives, stocks, and delivers commonly used items to government customers. MDS also provides an online ordering system with some Prime State Contract Vendors to purchase goods in a single shopping experience. The current vendors on their web site include Staples Advantage, Grainger, VWR, Fisher Scientific & Sigma- Aldrich.
The SciQuest Upgrade
Material Distribution Services (MDS) has recently decided to upgrade their E-Commerce software to a third-party E-procurement solution called SciQuest. SciQuest will provide a number of new features and benefits to our shopping experience. The new SciQuest/MDS integration is scheduled to launch in March 2013 as “Shop @ UW”.
Shop @ UW will provide a number of new features and allow MDS to increase the number of vendors from 7 to 40 web-based storefronts. It will also provide users to an intuitive electronic ordering method, a guarantee of contract pricing, comparison shopping and ordering from multiple vendors simultaneously, electronic payment and in most cases, next day delivery.
It is time to schedule your MDS – Shop@ UW training. The training will offer all MDS users the chance to view all the new features and benefits that Shop@UW has to offer the shopper and answer any questions you may have. Each session will have limited seating, so it is important to schedule your session ASAP. You will only need to attend one of the training sessions. (Click for class offerings)
Describes the new processes for MDS/Shop@UW account holders and their supervisors. (click here)
This Shop@UW set-up form is to be used to obtain a new MDS account. Fill out all information and return completed form to Susan Poff, Campus Service Center.
This purchase log is used to log all Shop@UW monthly purchases. Briefly stating what was purchased and why.