About UC Procurement

UC Procurement is transforming how the University purchases goods and services to maximize benefit to the system while improving quality and service to our campus partners.

UC Procurement leverages UC's vast purchasing power to optimize University spend by using a systemwide approach while considering individual campus needs. We use best-in-class sourcing methods, invest in the latest technology, and cultivate strategic supplier partnerships to source the highest quality products and services at the least total cost.

For clear examples of our achievements, see the IMPACT REPORT - our twice-yearly publication that details how UC Procurement projects have saved the University money, increased value, and lowered risk.

See why UC contracts are used by hundreds of higher education institutions, K-12 education systems, local and state governments, and nonprofit agencies nationwide. The expertise, knowledge, and reputation of the University of California is behind every contract and all are in full compliance with the rules and regulations governing public sector procurement.

Who is part of UC Procurement?

Systemwide Procurement

Based at the Office of the President, with members embedded at multiple UC locations, this team uses strategic and collaborative sourcing methods supported by technology and data analysis to optimize spend across the UC system
Procurement Leadership Council
Procurement or Supply Chain officers from each UC location who form a advisory body for UC Procurement activities

Campus/Health Procurement

Campus and health center procurement and supply chain organizations

Strategic Objectives

  • Drive down Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and promote new revenue opportunities through effective sourcing, contract management, and supply chain solutions.
  • Pursue strategic initiatives to leverage the power of our collective spend and redirect savings to teaching, research, and public service.
  • Develop business relationships and partnerships with suppliers that optimize value for the University.
  • Develop collaborative relationships across the UC system to understand needs and provide high-quality procurement services that best meet those needs.
  • Invest in and optimize talent and technologies across the University system to deliver far greater benefits than can be achieved by single campus locations.

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