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Business & Auxiliary Services

Interesting Stats for Argo Arrival (Aug. 21-22, 25-29):  

The Nautilus Card office produced 820 cards.

Parking Services served 251 students with 502 Free ECAT bus passes.

> > Dining Services:

Bistro Blue offers Mexican fare: The Bistro Blue menu has been revamped to offer tacos, taco salads, taco burgers, nachos, queso and chips, and sopapilla. Try it out for something new!

Argo Galley offers updated menu:  The new menu includes a Pot Roast Sandwich, Ham and Cheese Melt, Shredded Beef Wrap, Cheesy Bread, Mac N Cheese Bites, along with breakfast items and a variety of beverages.  Look for the daily specials posted near the register also!

Business Enterprises, Inc. (BEI)

East Campus Restaurant Development: UWF Business Enterprises, Inc., in partnership with Compass/Chartwells, hosted a successful Groundbreaking Ceremony on Friday, April 4, 2014. This groundbreaking marks the beginning of a very exciting time for the University. Construction began on the East Campus Restaurant site in May. Compass/Chartwells has employed CBRE, a lease marketing firm who was the consultant for the City of Pensacola, for the Airport, Community Maritime Stadium and the Port of Pensacola.  BEI is expecting to open the East Campus "Argonaut Village" in late 2015.

University Park: The Pre-Development phase is completed. The development phase has begun to enable sitework to begin on the 29 - Acre site during early January, 2015. The occupancy of Phase I components is planned for August, 2016.

Northwest Retirement Village: This proposed 55+ active, independent, and assisted living community will be located on 289 acres of west campus. Phase I will be within 82 acres deeded to the UWF Foundation. Site work and infrastructure is planned to begin December, 2015.

Facilities Development and Operations (FDO)

Renovation Request: Campus constituents requesting projects have 2 options, a) Submit a "Construction Project and Space Form," throughout the calendar year by calling Robin Anderson, Ext. 3427, or completing the forms available on the "Facilities Development and Operations" web site.

The College of Business Phase III of III:  This is an $8.4 million FY 2013/14 State of Florida appropriated funded project. Building 74 was completed. Building 76 will be completed in December, 2014.  Building 53 is in the design consultant selection phase.  Construction is expected to start in the spring of 2015.

Building 58 Lab Sciences Renovation, Phase I of II:  This FY 2014/15 $11 Million of Florida appropriated project will involve relocating functions to temporary facilities. Project Schedule is To Be Determined.

The Recreation Field Improvements near Building 90 and East Campus Tennis Court, Phase I of II:  FY 2013-14 state appropriated Capital Improvement Trust Fund (CITF).

Recreation Field Improvements - $1.1 million. Completed fields will be ready for use after turf establishment period in Early October, 2014.

Tennis Courts East Athletic Complex, Phase I of II - $1,117,311.  Design is nearing completion.  Construction is anticipated to start in Fall of 2014.

FY 2014-15 state appropriations for major projects include:

PECO - Critical Deferred Maintenance (CDM)  $1,277,506; and Capital Improvement Trust Fund (CITF) - $1,151,465 Competition/Game-Day field for football, band and intramurals.

International Housekeepers Week: September 14-20, 2014; International Housekeeping Week is a great time to recognize the efforts of the women and men who work year around to create a cleaner, safer, and healthier environment. Please make it a point to express your appreciation to UWF's team of Environmental Service Technicians who make a huge impact on our health and well-being. Make a point to wish our Environmental Service Technicians a "Happy International Housekeepers Week", perhaps with a note of gratitude or when you see them around campus. We are grateful for the essential job they perform.

Procurement & Contracts

UWF P&C will host the SUS InterInstitutional Committee on Purchasing (ICOP) (comprised of the 12 University Procurement Directors) on September 16-18, 2014. We will be meeting with at least one BOG member while they are here for their visit during these same dates. ICOP meets at least twice a year to discuss current and pending legislation, best practices, and any upcoming issues that will impact procurement. Angie Jones, Procurement Director, is the current Chair of ICOP.

P&C will be conducting a Procurement Basics training class on November 12, 2014. This training will include P-Card, Vendor Registration, Requisitions and Purchase Orders and Solicitations and will count towards the Certificate in Administrative Services Program. This will be opened to new and seasoned employees. To register for the class click on https://nautical.uwf.edu/comm/desk/main.cfm.

Bob Pacenta has been elected the 2015 Treasurer for the local Chapter of NIGP (Formerly National Institute of Governmental Purchasing). The Chapter is comprised of public procurement personnel employed by federal, state, county, or city governments, public colleges and universities, school systems, political subdivisions, or other public entities.

Procurement Contracts: Please note that any contract that P&C will need to handle should be sent to procurement@uwf.edu first. P&C will be responsible for forwarding to General Counsel. This will allow for centralization and proper routing and monitoring. Instructions and new routing slip will be forthcoming. This does not apply to contracts that don’t normally flow through P&C.

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