The California State University

Pre-Conference Workshop – Strategies for Collaborative Procurement – August 20, 2014


    Pre-Conference Photo

    The University of California, The California State University, and The California Community Colleges
    seek to reinvigorate our state’s commitment to public higher education. This will come, in part,
    from working together and drawing on the combined size, resources, talents and capabilities of the


    Representatives from the three Systems will be invited to participate in the Pre-Conference
    Workshop. They will be asked to identify potential strategies for collaborative and coordinated
    purchasing among the institutions intended to redefine the marketplace for the segments and
    measurably lower administrative costs and increase efficiency.


    Pre-Conference Workshop Objectives:

    • Create a Draft Outline of Preliminary Strategies for Collaborative Procurement
    • Identify Significant Gaps, Issues, and Barriers
    • Finalize the Framework for a Multi-Agency Agreement
    • Evaluate Current State and Recommend Future State
      • Collaborative Opportunity Assessment
      • Operating Structures and Principles
      • Governance Methods
      • Change Management Issues
      • New and Existing Technologies
      • Metrics


    Workshop Leadership

    William Cooper
    Associate Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer
    UC Office of the President


    Tom Roberts
    Director Contracts and Procurement
    CSU Office of the Chancellor


    Joseph Quintana
    Vice President of Program Development
    Foundation for California Community Colleges