Materiel Management

Welcome to UCR Procurement Services (Campus Purchasing)



MISSION STATEMENT:  Our mission is to provide procurement services to our clients in an efficient and effective manner in support of the University's role in research, education and public service.

VISION STATEMENT:  Our vision is to be recognized as a best in class procurement organization; providing exceptional service while delivering extraordinary value to our stakeholders.

This website is dedicated to providing information to Procurement Service's (Campus Purchasing's) clients and vendors in the areas of policy, procedure, sources of supply and training.  Procurement Services implements and administers University procurement policy, as specified in the UC Business and Finance Bulletins, in a manner which is consistent with need and addresses the following goals:

Cost effectiveness is accomplished through programs dealing with standardization, value, cost and price analysis, utilization of items excess to others, maximization of the economics of quantity buying through the use of University-wide and regional pool purchases, commodity agreements and price schedules as well as simplification of the procurement process itself.

Positive Vendor Relationships and Affirmative Action in Business Contracting. Procurement Services is committed to the development and maintenance of a large vendor base and strong vendor relations. Procurement Services actively seeks out and is strongly committed to the continued development and utilization of small businesses, disadvantaged business enterprises (DBE), and woman-owned business enterprises (WBE).

Professional Conduct. Procurement Services conducts all activities in a fair, ethical and professional manner, consistent with the Principles and Standards of Purchasing Practice of the National Association of Purchasing Management and the Code of Ethics of the National Association of Educational Buyers.

Protection of the University Interests. Procurement Services strives to ensure all purchase transactions are conducted in accordance with current University-wide policies and procedures, state and federal laws and regulations as well as any special requirements of extramural sponsors (with the assistance of the campus Research Office).

Assistance and Information Provided in Support of Campus and Universitywide Activities. Procurement Services provides research activities for the benefit of campus departments and Universitywide administration. These activities include locating sources for needed materials and services, providing literature and/or price estimates for budgetary purposes, providing information for user's consideration and counseling users in regard to purchasing requirements, policy and procedures.

Preserving the Public trust by exercising due diligence, utilizing best practices, maximizing scarce resources and maintaining transparency in the course of procurement activities.   

Thank you for your support,

David M. Gee, CPSM, CPPB
Procurement Services Manager









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