UC Procurement
February 2016
Power of our collective spend
In This Issue
The Starlight Awards Program is back!
Submit nominations now to your local Procurement Leadership Council (PLC)member for awards in the categories of Innovation, Collaboration, Initiative Leadership or Procurement Rookie of the Year.  Read more 
Bill Cooper - AVP CFO
Sponsor's Corner
What initial words or images are evoked when you hear "UC Procurement Services"? As we transition from P200 to a One UC Procurement program, it's important we unite around an appropriate brand that defines us. Find out which words ranked high in a recent exercise when asked to describe UC Procurement's values.  Read more
Bill Cooper 
Associate Vice President  & Chief Procurement Officer
Meet Jim Hine of the Procurement Leadership Council (PLC)
Get to know more about the members of the PLC. A different PLC representative is featured in each issue of the newsletter. In this issue, learn more about Jim Hine at UC San Francisco/ Berkeley. Read more
ProPLD toward the future!
Ever wonder how suggestions to Procurement policy are made and legal templates are vetted? Meet the Procurement Policy and Legal Documents Team (PPLD). Read more   
Laurina Ashby, Procurement, UCSF/UCB 
Calli Price, Purchasing & Contracts, UCSB

Benefits Rise with Systemwide Helium Deal


Don't let a worldwide helium shortage deflate your hopes. A joint collaboration between UC Life Sciences COE and UCB/UCSF led to a systemwide helium deal saving UC over half a million dollars.  Read more 

Carol Tady  

Supply Chain Management, UCSF/UCB

UC San Diego's Student Employee Program a Big Success
UCSD student, Tristan Ma, is the first to receive instruction and guidance under a comprehensive student employment immersion program at Integrated Procure-to-Pay Solutions (IPPS). This program gives students genuine work experience with impactful responsibilities helping them grow as business professionals.  Read more
Kacy Marume
Marketing and Customer Solutions, IPPS, UCSD
UC Travel + eCOE = Enhanced Customer Service Operations
UC Travel found an opportunity to enhance customer service operations thanks to a successful collaboration with eCOE. Read more
Jason Hall
eCommerce Center of Excellence
Upcoming Training
Prevailing Wage Webinar  
What: Application of Prevailing Wage to Furniture and Moving Services Contracts
When: Tuesday, February 23rd, 1:00-1:30pm
Contact: Andrea.Tung@ucop.edu for Ready Talk info
CPSM Boot Camp
The next CPSM (Certified Professionals in Supply Management) Boot Camp will take place at the Courtyard Riverside UCR/Moreno Valley Area, May 18-20. Mention UCR for a special rate of $109+ tax. It's not too late to sign up! For more information, check out the webinar.
UC in NAEP's Educational Procurement Journal
Congratulations to Carol Tady, UCSF/UCB, (and Contributors Greg Macway and Andrew Clark) for their article, Students Gain Experience While Universities Gain Solutions, located in NAEP's Winter 2015 publication of the Educational Procurement Journal. 
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The next edition of the P200 newsletter will be sent in March 2015.