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

  • 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 […]