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Contracted Suppliers

Benefits of Using Contracted Suppliers

  • Negotiated lower price (average savings of 10% - 15%)
  • Free delivery (in many instances)
  • Higher quality
  • Payment term discounts
  • Patronage Incentives
  • Financial Stability
  • No need to solicit other bids to comply with Unified Guidance or CA PCC
  • Terms and conditions already established
  • Allows departments/schools to focus on their
    core responsibilities
  • Catalogs enabled through UCI Buy
  • Faster order approvals
  • Reduced overall transaction costs
  • Service levels are higher due to stronger commitment to the university
  • Performance monitored by Strategic Sourcing
  • University has higher leverage and can hold suppliers more accountable
  • If expectations not met, Procurement can assist in addressing any disputes
  • Better spend visibility
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Did you know that the California public higher education systems (University of California - UC, California State University - CSU, and California Community Colleges – CCC) have partnered to deliver a fully-integrated eSourcing solution?

  • Learn about ongoing bidding/sourcing events
  • Find existing contracts and collaborate with other campuses
  • Analyze spend across systems and identify opportunities

Leverage Collaborative Procurement