UCOP Local Procurement team joins the BRC
Effective April 7, 2016, UCOP’s Local Procurement team, headed by Rick Greene, is now part of the BRC.
This change was made in recognition of the frequent and significant interactions between the Local Procurement and BRC Purchase Orders and Payments teams, and with an aim of making the procurement and payment process smoother for all UCOP clients. The departmental re-alignment will:
- Provide one-stop shop for UCOP departments, helping to reduce/eliminate confusion regarding which unit provides what service
- Formalize the relationship both units have been working towards, including procedures, hand-offs and the development of a web-based intake and workflow system
- Ensure practices and procedures are aligned, and end-to-end processes are established to eliminate redundancies
- Allow the Local Procurement team to focus its efforts on strategic, proactive procurement activities such as assessing clients’ long-term and recurring needs and identifying opportunities to establish on-demand contractual agreements
Local Procurement will handle acquisitions specific to the operation of UCOP departments; acquisitions impacting campus operations, though possibly funded centrally, may be supported by Systemwide Procurement Services. Local Procurement will continue to have a dotted-line reporting relationship to the Chief Procurement Officer on matters of policy, expertise and signature authority in execution of contracts.