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Scanning, bottled water updates

Western was the area leader in scanning during the week ending Oct. 6, while Dakotas finished first among the districts.

Scanning snapshot. The Postal Service’s national scanning rating was 97.6 percent during the week ending Oct. 6, down from one week earlier.

Dakotas (99.14 percent) topped the districts, while Western (98.06 percent) led the areas.

To see the latest results, go to the Enterprise Analytics site and select “Scanning” on the left hand side, and then “DES 2 — Scan Performance” from the drop-down options.

Bottled water update. The Postal Service is advising facilities of new criteria for ordering bottled water in fiscal 2018, which began Oct. 1.

The eBuy2 catalog allows users to purchase 5-gallon bottled drinking water services from Nestle (MLB-CO-07-009) and DS Waters (MLB-CO-07-010) in a six-month increment through March 30, 2018.

Previously, the services were available on a yearly basis.

All Nestle and DS Waters eBuy2 requisitions should be processed and approved prior to Oct. 15 to avoid a lapse in service.

Nestle brands include Arrowhead, Calistoga, Deer Park, Ice Mountain, Ozarka, Poland Spring and Zephyrhills.

DS Waters brands include Alhambra, Belmont, Crystal Springs, Hinckley Springs, Kentwood Springs, Sierra Springs and Sparkletts.

Sites not served by Nestle or DS Waters can purchase bottled water services “off catalog.”

New instructions will be provided by March 2018 for future water deliveries.

For additional information, email Purchasing and Supply Management Specialist Sijo Sunny or call 214-819-7118.

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