SOS (Speedy Order System) Programs
To help facilitate the ordering of small dollar supplies, the Procurement Department provides the community with a number of Speedy Order Systems (SOS).
Supplies eligible for SOS programs are those where the volume of small dollar purchases.
The key to an SOS program is to decrease the complexity of order and payment systems while maintaining competitive pricing. We structure the SOS programs to take advantage of technology, decreasing the cost to the Institution for processing. Pricing is based, not on the individual purchase of a supply item, but the total cost of the group supplies over time.
SOS agreements are just that, agreements between WHOI and a supplier to do business in a certain way.
Last updated: August 30, 2016