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Strategic Sourcing and Procurement works to develop collaborative relationships with campus and supplier clients, leverage the power of collective spend, and drive down total cost of ownership to support the redirection of savings to teaching, research and public services. We strive to deliver procurement expertise, excellent customer service, and innovation.
As of March 1, 2021, all non-construction UC contracts and procurements between $10,000 to $250,000 (annually) that cannot be procured via an existing strategically-sourced agreement must be awarded to a Small Business, Microbusiness, or Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise, wherever practicable.
This informal solicitation process requires at least one (1) quote for purchases below $100,000, and at least two (2) quotes for procurements above $100,000, with some waivers and exemptions allowed. Learn more about the Small Business First Program.
The method used to purchase equipment, supplies and services depends upon several variables
Competitive Bidding (RFX)
All procurement activities must be conducted in an open and fair environment that promotes competition among prospective suppliers
Our world-class partnerships deliver over 500 suppliers with excellent customer service and cost savings