P200: Strategic Procurement


Collaborating system-wide to build an integrated, sustainable procurement framework. By developing and utilizing competitive contracts, innovative supply chain strategies and robust reporting and analytics, we will recapture $200 million annually currently lost through sub-optimal purchasing contracts and practices, redirecting these critically needed funds to support UC’s core missions of teaching, research and public service. Learn more...

News & Updates

  • 09 / 30 / 15

    UCSF/UCB Launches Internship Program

    Thanks in large part to the initiative of one UC Berkeley student and one open-minded manager, UC San Francisco/UC Berkeley Supply Chain Management (SCM) launched its Student Internship Program in Spring 2015. The student was Zack Reilly, an economics major who was at the end of his sophomore year and looking for an internship. He […]


    Sourcing Director- Release Date Announced!

    The UC Procurement eCommerce Center of Excellence (eCOE) is excited to announce the official release date for Sourcing Director will be Monday November 2, 2015. Sourcing Director is a new bid management application replacing the current Supplier Registration and Sourcing (SRS) system. Campus Primary Representatives (CPRs) will be going through advanced training in October. Self-paced […]


    UC Procurement Professionals Awarded CPSM® Certification

    As we mentioned in the July issue of the P200 Newsletter, thirty six UC Procurement Professionals attended a 3-day CPSM® (Certified Professional in Supply Management) boot camp in May at UC Riverside and others have attended the training on their campuses or elsewhere. Congratulations to the following Procurement Professionals, who passed all three tests and earned […]


    UCLA and UCM Receive National Awards

    UCLA wins National Award from UHC UCLA Campus Purchasing & Accounts Payable and the David Geffen School of Medicine received a national award from UHC, the University HealthSystem Consortium, for the greatest use of its Novation GPO agreements in the Faculty Practice Group category.  UCLA’s Faculty Practice Group has growth goals across the greater Los […]

  • 07 / 21 / 15

    UC Procurement Professionals Prepare for CPSM®

    Thirty six UC Procurement Professionals attended a 3-day CPSM® (Certified Professional in Supply Management) boot camp in May at UC Riverside. The CPSM is offered by the Institute for Supply Management and is recognized globally as a standard of excellence for professionals in procurement, supply management and supply chain management. Our commitment to acquiring more CPSM®s, […]


    Legal Compliance Overview Webinar, August 4th

    Save the Date! An important Legal Compliance Overview Webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, August 4th, 2015, 10am – 11:30. Kathleen Quenneville, OGC- Principal Counsel; Dianne Yoder, UC Procurement – IT COE and Jeremy Meadows, UC Procurement – Facilities & Maintenance COE will provide an overview of how UC Procurement will be affected by SB854 (Prevailing […]


    Greg Macway: Heard on the Street!

    When Greg Macway joined the editorial board of the Educational Procurement Journal last October, he was looking to interact with peers, share best practices and explore ways to better share information among procurement professionals. “Volunteering for the National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP) is a great way to keep connected to our peers,” said Macway, […]


    Procurement Connect

    There has been growing interest in connecting Procurement Professionals throughout the UC system. Having opportunities to network, share contacts and access support from one another is crucial to achieving our collective goals. The recent addition of Strategic Sourcing pipeline reports and pipeline meetings is providing some visibility to systemwide and local contract status, but knowing […]


    Coming Soon: Sourcing Director!

    UC Procurement eCOE is excited to announce the soon-to-be launched Sourcing Director, a new bid management application for UC Procurement staff that will be replacing the current Supplier Registration and Sourcing (SRS) system. Your Campus Primary Representatives have been actively involved in the design of the new system and are currently in testing mode. They […]


    2015 Starlight Award Winners

      UC Procurement Services is proud to announce the very first winners of the Starlight Awards! The Procurement Leadership Council (PLC) established this annual recognition program to spotlight procurement professionals, systemwide for exceptional projects and initiatives that contribute to advancing the University’s core mission. Nominations from all campuses were accepted in April for those with […]


    Sponsor’s Corner

    Recently the UC Procurement Services Oakland-based and Center of Excellence (COE) staff had an All-Hands meeting. I enjoyed witnessing how the team worked in small group exercises to resolve challenges in communication, change management and program implementation. It gave me a deep appreciation for the determination, creativity and enthusiasm that is displayed in our daily […]

  • 05 / 15 / 15

    New Federal Regulations Impact Procurement Agreements

    Recent regulations interpret the Employer Responsibility Provisions in the Federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).  The PPACA requires all employers to offer at least 95% of their full-time employees the opportunity to enroll in employer-sponsored health coverage.  Under the new regulations, the employees of UC’s temporary or supplementary staffing firms will be considered […]

  • 05 / 11 / 15

    Monthly Pipeline Meetings

    Once a month, UC Procurement Services holds a “pipeline” web/teleconference. Each month, a different category is discussed. The discussion focuses on major active or planned Strategic Sourcing initiatives in a given commodity category. It is intended to provide visibility to major activities across campuses and address anticipated needs and opportunities in the next 6-12 months.  […]


    Can We Talk: Spend at the Department Level

    With Spend Analytics now available for all campuses, campus procurement teams have the tools to produce spend information to share with departments. Spending patterns, including grant funding spend and supplier volume can be included in a Department Spend Profile brochure using data now available in Spend Analytics. The brochure is a quick and easy way […]


    Sponsor’s Corner

    At last month’s 2015 National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP) annual meeting in Atlanta, a number of outstanding presentations were made by members of our UC Procurement Services Community: •    Erin Riley (UCOP) – Recognizing Our Benefit: How the UC System Tackles the Challenge of Defining, Collecting and Reporting Savings •    Ted Johnson (UCSD) – […]

  • 03 / 10 / 15

    Sponsor’s Corner

    I would expect that many within and outside the UC mistakenly view the core strategy of the P200 Program, “One UC Procurement,” as merely a matter of leveraging the collective buying power of all UC campuses to achieve higher pricing discounts; “The Power of Ten.” But the simple fact is, one cannot leverage what one […]

  • 01 / 22 / 15

    Benefit Data now part of Spend Analytics

    Benefit Bank Reporting in Spend Analytics had its official roll-out on January 14 of this year. All Spend Analytics users were invited on that day to celebrate the launch and attend training on the new features within the application. Some of the reporting features include: Dashboard – The ability to see overview for each fiscal […]


    UC Procurement Services Welcomes New PMO Director

    I am pleased to welcome Laurie Wolkow to the position of Director, PMO and Chief of Staff, Procurement Services. Laurie is an experienced business leader with extensive change consulting expertise. She joins us from Safeway, where she most recently led an effort to change the way Business and IT collaborate to plan and govern work […]