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PNNL Business Systems Directorate

Business to Business (B2B)

B2B
Business to Business, or B2B, is one example of how Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is doing business better! B2B is an electronic purchasing mechanism which can be used by PNNL staff to purchase commercial, off-the-shelf items from selected suppliers. Our current B2B suppliers offer office supplies, lab supplies, computer hardware, computer software, pipe valves and fittings, janitorial products, electronic components, electrical supplies, industrial supplies, and compressed gas.

PNNL utilizes cXML technology within PeopleSoft to implement punchouts (connections) directly to supplier web catalogs, to automatically generate purchase orders and send them directly to the supplier, and to load cXML invoice files sent by the supplier.

Goals

The B2B Program is focused on aligning its goals with those of PNNL's Small Business Program.
 
One of the primary goals of the B2B Program is to improve efficiencies throughout the entire acquisition lifecycle (i.e., ordering, costing, tax applicability, receiving, returns, 'Green' purchasing).

Benefits

Use of B2B at PNNL has resulted in both cost and time savings for staff, while increasing the Lab’s compliance with DOE purchasing guidelines.

Information Contact

If you would like further information or need assistance, please contact PNNL's Business to Business Program Administrator:

 
Brianna Durkin
B2B Program Specialist
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352
Phone: 509-371-7742
Fax: 509-375-6944
Email: b2b.program.office@pnnl.gov