UC Procurement
November 2015
Power of our collective spend
In This Issue
Meet the members of the Procurement Leadership Committee (PLC)
 
Get to know more about the members of the PLC. A different PLC representative will be featured in each upcoming issue of the newsletter. In this issue, learn more about Cindi Deegan at UC Merced. Read more
Bill Cooper - AVP CFO
Sponsor's Corner
  
For the first time, members of the Procurement Leadership Council (PLC) and Procurement Leadership Board (PMB) joined together for a strategic planning meeting in October to reflect on the P200 Program and offer direction as we move into a sustainable UC Procurement operating model. Read more

Bill Cooper 
Associate Vice President  & Chief Procurement Officer
Sourcing Director- Now Live!

UC Procurement eCOE has officially launched Sourcing Director, the new bid management application for UC Procurement staff that has replaced the current Supplier Registration and Sourcing (SRS) system. A better user interface, more reliable performance, and an enhanced reverse auction system are just some of the exciting new benefits the new application offers. Since November 2nd, twenty-two events have already been created, and counting...  Read more 
 
Nick Bowerman, Program Management Office
Jason Hall, eCommerce Center of Excellence
 
Tableau and the benefits of data visualization

The Information, Analytics & Systems Team has been using Tableau software to evaluate bids from Suppliers. Learn more about how this data visualization tool is being used to help commodity managers make informed decisions about the vendors they are assessing. Read more
  
Todd Wirsching
Information, Analytics and Systems
  
UC Irvine hosts Supplier Showcase
   
UCI held a Supplier Showcase on October 27th to introduce major campus suppliers to campus clients. This was the first time the showcase emphasized the connection between UCIBuy and Suppliers. Read more
   
Irene Chen
Procurement Services, UCI
Training News 
   
Check out the training calendar and sign up now for these upcoming trainings: Conflict of Interest, Prevailing Wage Best Practices, CPSM Boot Camp. Read more
  
 
Andrea Tung
Program Management Office
More UC Procurement Professionals Awarded CPSM® Certification
   
The October issue of the P200 newsletter inadvertently missed two others who also attained their CPSM certification. Congratulations to Cindi Deegan and Karen Meade of UC Merced!
 
  
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The next edition of the P200 newsletter will be sent in January 2016.