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New Buyer

1 December 2017

Gary Livedalen is BCN Purchasing’s new technology buyer.

Prior to joining BCN Purchasing, Gary was a Senior Contract Specialist for the Navy Exchange Service Command for several years where he was responsible for their IT purchasing.  He also was a Buyer at NATO.  In addition, Gary has almost 15 years of experience on the “other side of the table” as Contracts and Order Administration Manager for technology companies.  In 2002 he received a Master’s Certificate in Government Contracting from The George Washington University School of Business and Public Management.

Gary and his wife Valerie are new to the Reno area and love it.  They volunteer for a nonprofit and that is what brought them here. Hiking and biking are two of their favorite activities. They have two married sons and two granddaughters ages 3 and 1.

Gary’s direct phone number is: (775) 784-1647 and his e-mail is:

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Workday Is Here!

1 October 2017

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is doing something few state-wide systems have done before. Aided by cutting-edge technology, we are pooling our greatest resource, our people, to build a brighter future. Right now, project iNtegrate 2 is in full swing, bringing teams of people from across NSHE together to implement new, unified Human Resources and Finance systems using Workday enterprise software. iNtegrate 2 will reduce duplicate work efforts, uphold consistent and effective operating policies, and further enable deep collaboration between all eight NSHE institutions. iNtegrate 2 and Workday will empower us to focus better on NSHE’s core mission—serving the students of Nevada.

iNtegrate 2’s goal is to implement the industry’s best practices in business and administrative transactions and reduce unnecessary duplication of back office functions across all NSHE institutions, while ensuring consistent and effective operating policies.

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SReg is Live

15 April 2017

Supplier Registration

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) transitioned to a new financial and HR system known as Workday in October of 2017.  In preparation for the transition a brand new Supplier Registration System (SReg) was launched during the summer of 2017.  SReg marks the first time that all eight institutions of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) are sharing a common supplier database.

The new system streamlines the registration process for our suppliers.  Prior to SReg, doing business with multiple institutions required a supplier to register separately with each one.  When a supplier registers now, their information is available to all institutions.  This allows greater exposure to business opportunities for suppliers, while expanding the procurement options the NSHE community has to choose from.

SReg also gives our suppliers the ability to manage their own registrations.  Any change of address, payment, contact, or other pertinent information is entered into SReg directly by the supplier.  This feature not only ensures that we have the most current and up to date records, it also allows our suppliers to quickly and easily update and control their information for all the institutions they do business with.

SReg will continue to improve and evolve in order to better serve our needs and our suppliers.

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