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Presented by: Cindi Deegan, C.P.M. Director of Purchasing UC Merced Building Local Partnerships at UC Merced CA Higher Education Sustainability Conference.

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1 Presented by: Cindi Deegan, C.P.M. Director of Purchasing UC Merced Building Local Partnerships at UC Merced CA Higher Education Sustainability Conference 2011

2 Why is this important to UC Merced and What does it have to do with sustainability?

3 Where UC Merced started …

4 Opportunities  Campus Vision and Goals aligned with Community Vision and Goals  Local Resources  Campus Growth & Long Range Development Plans  Collaborative Community Culture

5 Initiated Local Business Partnership Event  Defined Purpose of Event  Invited Local Agency/Institution Procurement Offices to Participate  Contacted Chamber of Commerce for Sponsorship  Secured Venue  Commenced Event Planning…

6 B UILDING L OCAL P ARTNERSHIPS

7 Planning and Logistics   Event Focus and Name  Roles/Responsibilities  Event Date & Time  Planning Meeting Schedule Local Key Vendor Participation  Agenda  Invitations to Dignitaries  Advertising  Signage  Facility Requirements (A/V, tables seating, etc.)  Food & Beverage  Registration  Door Prizes  Thank You Letters  Evaluation Surveys Invited Local Agency/Institution Procurement Offices to Participate Contacted Chamber of Commerce for Sponsorship Secured Venue Commenced Event Planning…

8 Program Agenda   Registration  Breakfast  Welcome & Introduction of Dignitaries  Presentation  Panel Q & A  Breakout Sessions  Networking (Agency Booths Open)  Door Prize Drawing  Future Plans

9 Positive Outcomes  Increase in local/small business contracts and contacts  Networking of procurement officials within the community  Education and collaboration between businesses and agencies  Improved economic landscape

10 Economic Impact Statistics (as of March 2011) San Joaquin Valley goods and services purchased $ 118,227,994 Other State of California goods and services purchased 146, All other 175,447,912 TOTAL $ 439,855,486 (excludes construction spend)  37% of total spend for goods and services in San Joaquin Valley  38% of Valley spend is in City of Merced  46% of spend for last F/Y is with small businesses

11 How this supports Sustainability Reduces Environmental Impacts Packaging, location, fuel consumption Promotes Social Responsibility Economic impacts, diversity, community, ethics Influences Local Mindset

12  Partner for sustainability to maximize resources  Understand our value to suppliers and their value to us  Provide venues for education and networking  Focus on the collective goals of the partnership  Develop the right relationships and you can be on the cutting edge of sustainability Keys to Success


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