UC Procurement
August 2013
Power of our collective spend
In This Issue
Bill Cooper - AVP CFO 

The launch of our pilot COE training program this week sees the unification of our P200 efforts to date. Our foundational work implementing Spend Analytics and Supplier Registration and Sourcing provides a solid base from which we will pursue strategic initiatives in a coordinated manner, leveraging the power of our collective spend.


The Strategic Sourcing Operating Model Design Team has developed an initial set of commercial terms and procurement best practices that will shape the strategies developed and implemented by the category COEs for the opportunities identified in our pilot categories - Life Sciences and MRO/Facilities. 


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Bill Cooper

Associate Vice President and 
Chief Procurement Officer 
September events

10           RFXtra Supplier Bid Experience

16           System wide Procurement vision Town Hall with Peter Taylor

18           30/30 Advanced Filter

24           RFXtra Formatting and Importing Text

Centers of Excellence in action

The launch of the Life Sciences and MRO Centers of Excellence came about after an intensive couple of months working with our COE Design Team, the PLC and Accenture. The idea behind the COEs was that small, focused groups of commodity and sourcing specialists working virtually from across the system would be formed and tasked with specific commodities to manage.  


              Read more                              Zoanne Nelson, P200 Program Director

Strategic Sourcing road map

Strategic sourcing and category management activities are becoming a major focus of the P200 program and we are fortunate to have a new guide book and traveling companions joining our team to help make our voyage more successful and enjoyable.


                                    Read more                         Justin Sullivan, Director Strategic Sourcing

Strategic Sourcing
Priority Performance Management metrics approved by PLC

The performance management team made great strides over the past month developing a framework for standard performance management and metrics across UC.  The PLC approved our three priority performance metrics, Addressable Spend, Total UC Benefit (Savings), and Procurement ROI, which will be implemented Fall 2013 for system wide, quarterly reporting.

                                    Read more         Erin Riley, Information, Analytics & Systems Director
Spend Analytics in action

Did you know that by using Spend Analytics, Accenture was able to identify more than 80 opportunities for UC, 50 of which are under review by the COEs? 



Spend Analytics
Spend Analytics Phase 2 kicks off

We're excited to announce the start of the Spend Analytics Phase 2 project.  Phase 2 will be divided into three, 17 week waves with each campus being assigned to a wave.  UCSD, UC Berkeley, and UCSF are in wave 1 which is scheduled to begin September 9th 2013.


                                    Read more         Erin Riley, Information, Analytics & Systems Director

Sourcing Technology: how much is a bag of chocolate worth?

It depends!  An integral tool of SRS is the Reverse Auction. During our recent on campus trainings, we've included an interactive exercise to determine the price a supplier is willing to sell a product.


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Rick Coulon
Rick Coulon appointed Director of Materiel and Management, UC Irvine

Welcome to Rick Coulon, Director of Materiel and Risk Management. Rick has fulfilled the role of interim Director at Irvine since September 2011. 


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Amazon web services

We are pleased to announce our Enterprise Customer Agreement with Amazon Web Services which allows us to acquire any of the
      cloud-based services offered by AWS.


      Read more                                 Eric Stevens, IT Commodity Manager

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The next edition of the P200 newsletter will be sent October 11, 2013.