Campus Business Services

Procurement Services (Campus Purchasing)

Mission and Vision

Our Mission:
To expand opportunities for teaching, research and public service by delivering savings and efficient procurement services across the University of California, Riverside
Our Vision:
To be acknowledged by University of California, Riverside executive and campus leadership, faculty, staff and students as a high performing strategic partner that is essential to the financial health of the University

Purpose and Goals

David Gee

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David M. Gee
Campus Purchasing Manager

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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
Procurement Services accomplish cost effectiveness 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 University-Wide Activities

Procurement Services provides research activities for the benefit of campus departments and University-wide 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
Procurement Services preserves the public trust by exercising due diligence, utilizing best practices, maximizing scarce resources and maintaining transparency in the course of procurement activities.

Department Awards & Achievements


2014 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement

UCR Procurement Services is honored to have been awarded the 2014 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement award from the National Procurement Institute. We are proud to be recognized for all the hard work put in by our staff and others, (especially C&C) who have helped us along the way. We view this accomplishment with the full acknowledgment that awards are only a snapshot in time. To continue to be successful this honor must only be used as a baseline for continuous improvement.

Department Location

Procurement Services Moved to the Intellicenter

The Procurement Services department moved in April 2015 to the Intellicenter located at 14350 Meridian Parkway, Riverside, CA 92518*. The Intellicenter building (aka UCPath) is situated approximately six miles from the main campus. Security procedures require all visitors to be registered in order to access the building, so please arrange visits in advance.

Please click on the map for driving directions to the Intellicenter.

*Please note: the Meridian address should only be used for physical deliveries (e.g. FedEx, UPS). US Mail and intercampus mail should continue to be directed to: University of California at Riverside, Procurement Services, Riverside, CA 92521.
UCPath Location

Department Contacts

Procurement Services
Campus Purchasing Manager

Ana Cotton
Buyer III, Scientific and Medical

Dana Allen
Procurement Card and Small Business Administrator

David Casale
Procurement Supervisor, Scientific & Medical

Gae Purvis, CPPB
Procurement Supervisor, Strategic Programs

George Williams
Buyer III, MRO

Katherine Inglett
Buyer II

Matt Burke, CPSM
Procurement Supervisor, Food & MRO

Michael Lee
Procurement Supervisor, IT (Hardware & Software)

Marshall Holman
Buyer III, Physical Plant

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General Campus Information

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900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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