UC Procurement
June 2014
Power of our collective spend
In This Issue
Procurement Tools Help with Growing Campus Needs

This October marks the 50th anniversary of UC Irvine opening its doors to our students and embarking on the UC missions of teaching, research and public service. During these five decades our campus has grown to accommodate 28,000 students and more than 10,000 faculty and staff. This tremendous growth has stretched our financial and procurement systems to the limit. However, the Materiel & Risk Management team is excited to be part of this dynamic organization and is making many changes to ensure our operations keep pace. Read more

Rick Coulon

Director, Materiel & Risk Management

UC Irvine

Sponsor's Corner


As we evolve our UC Procurement organization to better serve the diverse needs of our end user community and leverage the power of our collective spend to lower the cost of goods and services, it becomes more and more evident that our newly unified operating model is the key to achieving our vision of strategic relevance. Read more             


Bill Cooper 
Associate Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer
Building Strategic Sourcing Partnerships


This month marks the one-year anniversary since we started the design of the Strategic Sourcing Centers of Excellence to transform our sourcing team into an integrated system-wide team. During this past year, we've seen many changes to how we are organized, the ways we partner across campuses and how we manage our supplier relationships. Read more


 Justin Sullivan

Strategic Sourcing Director

Cleaning Up with Reverse Auctions


UCSF leverages the Sourcing Technology platform to conduct a reverse auction and saves $66,000 for Window Cleaning Services in less than one hour. Read more

Jenn Glassman

eCOE/Client Technology Solutions

Did you know?   


Did you know you can search the Contract Repository for active and expired contracts? Or download and print search results in Excel or CSV format? Download the new Contract Repository Job Aid and learn these search functions and more!             

A Collaborative Approach to UC Sequencing 


UC Research and UC San Francisco/Berkeley Department of Supply Chain Management were awarded a grant to hold a consortium for University of California's Sequencing Facilities. The consortium brought together genomic sequencing researchers and administrators to better understand the research community's needs and identify opportunities to more effectively meet the growing demand. Read more

And the winner is...


Last month a contest was held to name UC Procurement's new web-based benefit tracking tool. After sorting through the many great submissions, "Benefit Bank," submitted by Cindi Deegan at UC Merced, was selected as the winning entry. Congratulations to Cindi and many thanks to all who participated! 


We're looking forward to launching the new Benefit Bank in July and to your continued support in measuring our progress towards our goal of $200M in annual benefit.  

A Rave for the Legal Documents Review! 


Legal Documents Review sessions were recently held at UC Berkeley, UC Los Angeles, and UC San Diego to introduce the updated UC Terms & Conditions and discuss key provisions as well as risk management best practices. Read more


Spend Analytics
Enriching Spend Data with Supplier Diversity


A project to integrate supplier diversity information into the Spend Analytics tool is kicking off this summer. The additional data will streamline required reporting processes and provide the tools needed to support programs across UC. Read more


 Todd Wirsching

Analytics & Reporting Manager

Procurement Best Practices Beyond Borders 


The UC San Diego Procurement team hosted representatives from Qatar University to discuss procurement strategies and share best practices as well as key insights for implementation of eProcurement tools. Read more  

Republished from April 25th issue

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