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Lowes now in Estores!!!!!

Beginning Thursday, February 1, Lowe’s Home Improvement and eStores introduced the Lowe’s for Pros supplier website. The previous hosted catalog for appliances was removed on Wednesday, January 31. The new catalog includes a broad selection of products available in the retail stores at contract discounts ranging from 7-20%. See the full article for a listing of product categories, restrictions and delivery/pick-up information. For more details see NewsLink online.

Drones - How to purchase

University Purchasing has recently updated the Category Buyer Listing (link is external) to include Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or Drones under the AIRCR Category (previously under SATEL).

Ohio State is committed to providing an academically vigorous, safe and secure environment for all individuals and organizations. UAS offer opportunities for teaching and research, and provide the university community with valuable experiences in a wide range of academic disciplines. Operation of UAS is regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and by federal, state and local laws. Anyone who seeks to operate UAS on university property, at any university-sponsored event or activity, or use UAS acquired with university resources must receive advance approval in accordance with this policyand comply with all restrictions or conditions set by the university and all applicable laws. See the full article for purchasing guidelines.

Change to Mileage Reimbursement Rate

Effective January 1, 2018, the mileage reimbursement rate will increase from 53.5 cents per mile to 54.5 cents a mile for all business miles driven from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.