Supply Chain Management and Support Operations

Strategic Sourcing

Strategic Sourcing leverages the buying power of UCI Health to lower costs, improve product quality and to obtain better service.  By using collaborative methods, supported by e-commerce tools and data analysis and benchmarking, we optimize spend and purchasing activities across the UCI Health system, creating significant savings for UCI Health. The Sourcing team establishes and maintains relationships with suppliers, UC Health, the University and our Group Purchasing Organization. We also support capital and maintenance agreements requests.

 For each commodity, a team of procurement professionals:

  • Studies the expenditures, usage rate data, life-cycle costs, targeted savings, and other factors
  • Combines the data from all medical center units
  • Creates solicitations and/or negotiations
  • Awards and issues contracts to be used by all or multiple medical center units