McMaster-Carr is now a preferred vendor of supplies in Mountaineer Marketplace
McMaster-Carr, a supply company with more than 550,000 hardware and related products, is now a preferred vendor in Mountaineer Marketplace. McMaster-Carr specializes in next-day delivery of Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) materials, offering products to support mechanical, electrical, plumbing and utility hardware needs across WVU.
“This is another broad-based catalog designed to meet a wide range of needs,” said Assistant Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer David Beaver. Mountaineer Marketplace already features catalogs for Staples, Grainger, Dell, B&H Photo and Apple. WVU’s Procurement Contracting and Payment Services team continues to pursue contracts with other vendors to expand the catalog list and accommodate a large, distributed group of users with diverse needs.
More than 15,000 transactions were conducted in Mountaineer Marketplace in its first 90 days of operation, far eclipsing the five-year volume conducted in the WVUBuy system. Those transactions include both catalog purchases and non-catalog transactions such as direct billing, utility payments, internal transfers and products purchased from non-preferred catalogs. Altogether, that adds up to about $66 million in transactions processed so far.
Mountaineer Marketplace has about 500-550 unique users every day. The project team continues to receive constructive feedback from employees and is using the suggestions to continually fix problems and improve the user experience.
To use Mountaineer Marketplace, just visit myaccess.wvu.edu and enter your WVU Login credentials, then click on the Marketplace tab. For an overview, training information and the answers to Frequently Asked Questions, click here.