Presentation on theme: "Presented by: Cindi Deegan, C.P.M. Director of Purchasing UC Merced"— Presentation transcript:
1Presented by: Cindi Deegan, C.P.M. Director of Purchasing UC Merced Building Local PartnershipsatUC MercedPresented by:Cindi Deegan, C.P.M.Director of PurchasingUC MercedCA Higher Education Sustainability Conference 2011
2Why is this important to UC Merced and What does it have to do with sustainability?
3Where UC Merced started … Opened in 2005, 875 students; small community 69,000 Merced city population
4Opportunities Campus Vision and Goals aligned with Community Vision and GoalsLocal ResourcesCampus Growth & Long Range Development PlansCollaborative Community CultureGoals: Environmental sustainability, economic growth of region
5Initiated Local Business Partnership Event Defined Purpose of EventInvited Local Agency/Institution Procurement Offices to ParticipateContacted Chamber of Commerce for SponsorshipSecured VenueCommenced Event Planning…Foster local business relationships and partnerships. We are able to educate the local business community about what’s important to our agencies and institutions and businesses can provide education and marketing of new sustainable products and services.
7Planning and Logistics Event Focus and NameRoles/ResponsibilitiesEvent Date & TimePlanning Meeting ScheduleLocal Key Vendor ParticipationAgendaInvitations to DignitariesAdvertisingSignageFacility Requirements (A/V, tables seating, etc.)Food & BeverageRegistrationDoor PrizesThank You LettersEvaluation SurveysInvited Local Agency/Institution Procurement Offices to ParticipateContacted Chamber of Commerce for SponsorshipSecured VenueCommenced Event Planning…Event hosted by agencies/institutionsSponsorship by agencies, Chamber and a few strategic suppliers of the agenciesNo-cost to businesses/attendeesDefine RolesSet Event Date and TimeCheck community and agency calendarsSchedule Planning meeting dates and timesBi-weekly until month of event and then every weekDevelop Agenda (breakfast, presentation, panel, breakout sessions, meet and greet, door prize drawing)Create Event FlyerAdvertisingFlyer Postingsinvitations and notificationsNewspaper and Radio promotionChamber blasts andInvitations to dignitariesOn-line Registration prior to event (non-mandatory)Registration site/link on flyerSign –in morning of event for pre-registered or can drop business card in boxQ & A (drop box prior to panel discussion and during)Evaluation Survey
9Positive OutcomesIncrease in local/small business contracts and contactsNetworking of procurement officials within the communityEducation and collaboration between businesses and agenciesImproved economic landscapeSustainability goals in local and system-wide initiatives.
10Economic Impact Statistics (as of March 2011) San Joaquin Valley goods and services purchased $ 118,227,994Other State of California goods and services purchased ,All other ,447,912TOTAL $ 439,855,486(excludes construction spend)37% of total spend for goods and services in San Joaquin Valley38% of Valley spend is in City of Merced46% of spend for last F/Y is with small businesses
11How this supports Sustainability Reduces Environmental ImpactsPackaging, location, fuel consumptionPromotes Social ResponsibilityEconomic impacts, diversity, community, ethicsInfluences Local MindsetSupply Chain Considerations, Local Produced/Grown Goods(thir, bullet)Focus on Sustainability, Positioned to drive the local market
12Keys to Success Partner for sustainability to maximize resources Understand our value to suppliers and their value to usProvide venues for education and networkingFocus on the collective goals of the partnershipDevelop the right relationships and you can be on the cutting edge of sustainability