UC Procurement
September 2016
Power of our collective spend
In This Issue
Celebrating P200 as One UC Procurement
 
On August 31st, UC Procurement Services celebrated achieving its P200 goal of reaching over $200 million in annual benefit. Simultaneous events were held in locations across the state. Read more
Sponsor's Corner
  
It was a pleasure taking part in the Bay Area P200 Celebration at the end of August. As we bask in the glow of our P200 accomplishments, we are also preparing for our next evolutionary phase, Supply Chain 500.  Read more
  
Bill Cooper 
Associate Vice President  & Chief Procurement Officer

SC500 Update


We are now more than 2/3 of the way into the assessment phase of SC500. Learn about the objectives and how campuses have been engaged thus far.  Read more 
 

Nik Neu 

Program Management Office, Oakland

UC Procurement embraces diversity opportunities with Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce

UC President Janet Napolitano spoke to the Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce as part of the "Distinguished Speakers Series." Her speech, was followed by a meeting focused to increase UC business opportunities for Latino-owned companies and academic opportunities for young Latinos. UC Procurement representatives also played role. Read more
  

PLC Spotlight on Ted Johnson
   
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 Ted Johnson at UC San Diego. Read more
 
 
UCM & UCSD receive AEP Award
 
UC Merced and UC San Diego have been awarded the 21st annual National Procurement Institute's (NPI) Achievement of Excellence in Procurement (AEP) award.  Read more
Training and Resources
  • Prevailing Wage- Learn how to receive additional support through your Campus Point of Contact
  • Central Travel Webinars- Learn benefits of booking travel through the systemwide program
  • CPSM Boot Camp- Riverside will host another boot camp in January. Sign up now! Read more
Benefit Bank Sprint 10- Release notes coming soon!
   
Your feedback has been heard! As a result we have made improvements to Benefit Bank. Take a sneak peek at the changes you'll see soon. 
 
Jackie Johnson
Information, Analytics and Systems, Oakland

Excel Tips from Analytics- Removing Duplicates 

 

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 removing duplicates. Read more

 
Jiazhi Ma
Information, Analytics and Systems, Oakland
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The next edition of the P200 newsletter will be sent in November 2016