UC Procurement
June 2017
Power of our collective spend
In This Issue
And the winners are...
Congratulations to this year's winners and nominees of the Starlight Awards. Read more
Sponsor's Message
The UC Procurement Services' P200 program was shortlisted for a second-year in a row at the World Procurement Awards in London. Did we bring home the gold this year? Read more
Bill Cooper 
Associate Vice President  & Chief Procurement Officer
PLC Spotlight- Ellery Triche

Get to know more about the members of the Procurement Leadership Council. A different PLC representative is featured in each issue of the newsletter. In this issue, learn more about Ellery Triche, the newest member, from UC Riverside. Read more
UC Procurement & Sustainability win Outstanding Case Study Award
The University of California's ultra-low freezer promotional campaign recently won an Outstanding Case Study Award from the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council. Read more   
UC San Diego: Waste not, want not 

UC San Diego is working toward fulfilling its 2020 sustainability goals by introducing innovative ways to save costs while reducing waste. The installation of low-waste bathroom accessories in new buildings and adding Surplus Sales offerings to the eProcurement system are two examples.  Read more
Greg Macway named NAEP Communicator of the Year
UCSF's Greg Macway recently was named the 2017 Neil D. Markee Communicator of the Year by the National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP). The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the profession through the written or spoken word. Read more

Lisa Dodd- Running strong!
Learning interesting stories about our colleagues can help build camaraderie. On occasion, we feature a human interest story about a procurement team member. Learn more about Lisa Dodd, Senior Buyer at UCSC, who recently completed her first marathon. Read more  
  UC Small & Diverse Business Advisory Council launched 
UC Procurement launched the first meeting of its Small & Diverse Business Advisory Council in Oakland, CA. This network of small and diverse business partners aims to support UC procurement plans across the system. Read more
Enhancing the UC-Jaggaer Partnership
UC hosted a day-long meeting with Jaggaer (formerly SciQuest) to share best practices, ideas and discuss future enhancements of the software. Read more

UC Riverside in the News
UC Riverside engineers are leading a project to install a solar microgrid at the Community Center on the Chemehuevi reservation. Thanks to UC Procurement Professional Marshall Holman, whose involvement helped make the transaction happen and avoid approximately $35,000 in additional oversight spend. Read the article featured in UCR Today

Sustainable purchasing resources available

UC Procurement is now a member of the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council. Take advantage of resources available through their website. Read more
UC Procurement Services' Summer All Hands Meeting
The UC Systemwide Procurement Team held their All Hands meeting at the Aldea Conference Center on the UCSF campus where they received a recap on the SC500 journey and information on the new GEP upstream platform. Read more
UC Procurement On Stage
UC Procurement has unveiled a new webinar series on occasional Fridays during lunch. Learn about various Procurement topics from your peers. See who's "On Stage" next! Read more
Excel Tip - Auto Fill (Part II)
Information, Analytics and Systems analysts often get questions about excel spreadsheets during meetings with commodity managers and stakeholders. Here's a helpful user tip on how to use the Auto Fill feature. Read more

Jiazhi Ma
Information, Analytics and Systems, Oakland

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The next edition of the P200 newsletter will be sent in August 2017