P200: Strategic Procurement

Overview

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

  • 04 / 25 / 16

    SCM Helps Berkeley Launch New Service Awards Program

      Service and retirement awards have long been a tradition at University of California campuses. These gifts have ranged from simple pins to elaborate glass pieces to the less-sublime, but more practical crockpot. Looking to recognize faculty and staff in a way that reflected their loyalty and service as well as the greatness of the […]

     

    Meet the members of the Procurement Leadership Council (PLC)

    Jacob Godfrey is the PLC representative for the UC Santa Barbara campus. He is the Chief Procurement Officer and Associate Director Business & Financial Services and has been in his position for four years. Q:   What made you get into Procurement as a career? A:    Very simple…Procurement is a nexus.  We’re right in the […]

     

    Collaboration paving the way: Procure-to-Pay optimization

    Significant benefits await UC. In February, the UC Optimizing Procure-to-Pay (P2P) workgroup took an important step toward having those benefits realized.  A cross-section of business functions (disbursements, procurement and others) with representation from all campuses came together to share ideas and make recommendations as a follow-on to the Payment Efficiency Project (PEP). The PEP led by PayStream […]

     

    The Big Chill: Get a deal on research lab ultra-low-freezers

    Under the Fisher Scientific First for the UC partnership, ThermoFisher Scientific has a deal that is so hot yet so cold- a new, energy-efficient, ultralow-temperature freezer to store research samples, with a special price of $9,650 until April 30, 2016. UC Sustainability, UC Procurement, and ThermoFisher Scientific is contributing to the University of California’s Cool Campus […]

     

    Sponsor’s Corner – April 2016

    As an organization that spans multiple locations, it may be easy for us to forget how our group of 230 procurement professionals influences UC Procurement Services on a systemwide level. I have often encountered the misperception that most UC Procurement initiatives are driven by “OP.” There are many examples falling under our “One UC Procurement” approach why such a […]

     

    Welcome new Procurement staff

    UC Systemwide Procurement Services welcomes the following staff that have joined since October 2015. UC Procurement Services Anita Enos, Commodity Manager, Berkeley Bala Balakumar, Commodity Manager, Los Angeles Amanda Marks, Commodity Manager, Los Angeles Meagan Torres, Commodity Manager, Merced Korey Fleck, Associate Director of Strategic Sourcing, Life Sciences, Santa Barbara Peter Ucovich, Associate Director of […]

     

    Risk mitigation trainings ramp up

    Lively discussions were held amongst the 200+ attendees at the trainings held in January for the UC ‘Appendix DS’, which is required on any UC agreement or contract that includes UC information or data. Sponsored by the Ethics/Compliance/Audit Services Department, two in-person sessions were held: one in Oakland for Northern California attendees, and one at […]

  • 11 / 13 / 15

    Sourcing Director- Now Live!

    Sourcing Director Train the Trainer Session at UCSD on October 27, 2015 As of November 2nd, Sourcing Director is live within uBuy (UC’s eCommerce site). The uBuy Sourcing Director module has replaced Supplier Registration and Sourcing (SRS) for all new events and can be accessed at the following link: https://bids.sciquest.com/apps/Router/PublicEvent?CustomerOrg=UCOP. Suppliers have been notified of […]

     

    Training News

    Click here for a current Training Calendar Upcoming Trainings Conflict of Interest Webinar led by Mark Morodomi, OGC, November 17, 10-11:30pm Ever wondered if you are covered by the state laws concerning conflict of interest? Do vendors like to send you gifts at Christmas time? Offer free trips to tour their offices in Hawaii? Do […]

     

    UC Irvine hosts Supplier Showcase

      The Irvine campus held a Supplier Showcase event on October 27th. The purpose of the event was to introduce major campus suppliers with UC or UCI contracts to campus clients. For many years, UCI Central Purchasing has been hosting Supplier Shows dedicated to small businesses, but this was the first with an emphasis on […]

     

    Tableau and the benefits of data visualization

    At UC, before a bid is awarded, all bids must be evaluated through a quantitative review of pricing. The Information, Analytics & Systems Team has been using Tableau software to evaluate bids from Suppliers. Tableau uses data visualization to communicate numeric information in the form of pictures which helps users view complex data in a […]

  • 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 […]