SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
Construction Procurement and Contracts Reorganization
UCSF Finance recently announced a reorganization that brings all Finance Service Center Contracts, Procurement and related support staff (Inventory Warehouse and
Account Payable) serving Capital Programs, Facilities and other units under the umbrella of Supply Chain Management (SCM). The decision was made following a comprehensive assessment with a cross-organizational team and outside consultant, and with a look to future growth at the University.
Over the last 20 years, UCSF has added millions of square feet to the campus footprint, including opening a world-class complex at Mission Bay. The next decade will see an acceleration of that growth by adding approximately $2.5 billion in campus capital programs and $
1.5 billion in real estate projects. Additionally, the University has approximately $1.2 million in deferred maintenance obligations that needs to be addressed quickly and aggressively.
"I want to support staff in their roles to successfully meet this need by ensuring appropriate staffing levels, processes and systems to efficiently contract and procure the goods and services required for this undertaking," said Teresa Costantinidis, Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer.
"This shift will improve efficiency and customer experience and increase policy compliance by streamlining and providing clarity to work processes and creating more synergy amongst the team that fosters innovation," said Costantinidis. "By working together on the endeavor, we are piloting a new way to support and collaborate in the area of higher education capital programs and facilities supply chains."