Legacy VIP

Legacy VIP Ordering for Water Services is 'All Dried Up'

Have all of your departmental water services orders been transitioned to standing orders? 

Our records indicate that many Yale purchasers are still using a Yale University VIP number directly with Poland Spring (now Nestle Waters North America DBA Poland Spring Water Co) to pay for departmental water service. As stated in several previous University-wide communications, this practice was eliminated as of January 1, 2007.

Along with help from our supplier, Yale University Procurement has attempted to contact legacy VIP users to notify them of possible loss of service after April 1, 2007, if immediate corrective action is not taken. We recommend and have provided instructions for creating a standing order in SciQuest to purchase water services. Alternatively, departments may opt to use a Yale Purchasing Card.

We urge you to check with your purchasers to ensure that they understand the necessity of transitioning their ordering approach immediately along with providing them with appropriate means and guidance for purchasing water services.

The ITS Help Desk is available to assist users with creating orders in SciQuest and Learning Center classes are widely available for new users. If you have questions regarding SciQuest, please contact Please direct all purchasing-related questions to