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

  • 06 / 17 / 16

    Newly formed Benefit Audit Committee

    Benefits have been entered into Benefit Bank since the online application went live in July 2014. Procurement staff across the system has been diligent at entering benefits into Benefit Bank to capture the value added to the organization and to document our progress toward our annual P200 benefit targets.  Procurement Services has methodology in place […]

     

    Sponsor’s Corner- June 2016

    WE DID IT!! Four years ago, the ten campus procurement offices and the OP procurement office came together and embarked on a most ambitious initiative. The aim being to leverage our combined buying power, talent and technology to recapture $200 million annually lost to sub-optimal procurement practices; making that revenue available for redirection to teaching, […]

     

    Congratulations FY15-16 Starlight Award Winners!

    UC Procurement Services is proud to announce the winners of the FY15-16 Starlight Awards. The Program 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 were accepted for anyone with outstanding accomplishments in the categories of: Innovation, […]

     

    Camp IPPS at UCSD guides staff to new adventures

    With an employee population that has such diverse training needs, providing comprehensive and engaging training events on the UC San Diego campus can sometimes be a challenge. Shuffling from class to class can become tedious and attendees run the risk of hitting a knowledge saturation point. UC San Diego’s Integrated Procure-to-Pay Solutions (IPPS) recently hosted […]

     

    Retirement Announcements

    Best of luck to members of our team who will be retiring at the end of June and a big thank you for your service. You will be missed! Rich Taylor- Director of Procurement Strategies- UCB/UCSF (Will stay on to assist UC Oakland until October), 10 yrs of service Cindi Deegan- Executive Director, Business Services- […]

     

    Training News

    CPSM Boot Camp held in Riverside, May 18-20 Twenty-two people from all over country (including 14 from UC) and one from Jamaica attended the UC Riverside-sponsored CPSM® (Certified Professional in Supply Management) boot camp. CPSM® is offered by the Institute for Supply Management and is recognized globally as a standard of excellence for professionals in […]

     

    UC Procurement Services in the News

    UC’s P200 procurement program among 10 finalists for international industry award: Story in UCOP Link about the P200 Program being recognized as a finalist at the 2016 World Procurement Awards in London   Your Place or Mine: Article published in American City & County by Darin Matthews, UCSC about the importance of meeting Suppliers at […]

     

    The Grapes of Kath

    When Kathy Hennig took a few viticulture classes at UC Davis, she was hoping to learn enough about wine to work in a tasting room once she retires. She dreamed of pouring delicious wines and leaning on the counter chatting with fellow wine enthusiasts. What she ended up with was a quarter-acre vineyard that she […]

  • 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 […]