UC Procurement
February 2017
Power of our collective spend
In This Issue
For the second year in a row, the UC Procurement Services P200 Program has made the shortlist for the World Procurement Awards, this time in the category of Transformation. Will we win this year? Read more
Sponsor's Corner
The Procurement Leadership Council welcomes two new members- Ellery Triche, UC Riverside and Joshua Dubroff, UC Merced.  Read more
Bill Cooper 
Associate Vice President  & Chief Procurement Officer

SC500 Update

Now that the SC500 assessment has concluded and the recommendations have been vetted, we are turning our attention to Phase 1 of the 5-year roadmap.  Read more 

Nik Neu  

Program Management Office, UCOP 

UC Irvine converts to all-electric bus fleet
UCI Purchasing and Student Affairs departments collaborated negotiations to become the first university in the nation to convert to an all-electric bus fleet, saving nearly $1.5MM. Read more
Shaina Sims
Purchasing and Risk Services, UCI
Sustainable Procurement kick-off summit

The Sustainable Procurement Working Group (SPWG) held its first summit earlier this month. Their goal was to identify top projects for 2017 that provide the best support to UC in the area of sustainable procurement. Read more  
Darin Matthews 
Procurement Services, UCSC 
PLC Spotlight- Snehal Bhatt, UC Irvine

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 bout Snehal Bhatt at UC Irvine.  Read more
UC San Diego introduces Re:Event
UCSD's IPPS team launches a new strategic initiative for processing event-related transactions. Read more
Kacy Marume
Integrated Procure-to-Pay Solutions, UCSD
Southwest fares now available through BCD & Balboa Travel
UC Travel Council approved a new program which allows UC travelers to bill their airfare directly to campus funds and save the university money in the process.   Read more  
Yasmin Sidi
Central Travel Management, UCOP
UC Procurement Services All Hands Meeting Reconnecting to the UC Mission
The UC Procurement Services team, under Bill Cooper, engaged with administrators and students of UC Berkeley during their Winter All-Hands meeting, and served as a reminder how Procurement Services' impacts the UC Mission.   Read more  
Scott Benson
All Hands Committee Member

UC & Associates 2016 Commercial Card Awards


Three UC campuses received the UC & Associates 2016 Commercial Card Award at the annual UC Commercial Card meeting. Find out who!  Read more
Starlight Award nominations due March 29  
Don't forget to submit your nominations for the 2016-17 Starlight Awards. The final deadline has been moved up from May 1st to March 29th.  Read more
Training Announcements
Don't miss the upcoming training outlining the distinction between Construction vs. Maintenance Procurement on March 9th, presented by Holly St. John and Mark Meredith of OGC and Jeremy Meadows, UC Procurement Services.   Read more
Excel Tip- Auto Fill
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 April 2017.