Procurement Services

Bids & Sourcing

The competitive bid process lets the UC system and the UCSB campus secure the best quality products and services at the best possible price. UCSB has achieved more than $15M back to the campus in savings, revenue, and rebate programs as a result of competitive bidding and transactional discount savings:        

Campus FY18 Savings FY17 Savings FY15 and FY16 Savings
UC San Francisco  $24.2M $20.7M
UC Office of the President $193.9M $199.6M $264,206,145
UC Los Angeles  $21.9M $26.9M $23,751,110
UC Berkeley  $7.6M $7.1M $23,645,470
UC San Diego  $12.3M $13.5M $19,484,928
UC Irvine  $9.1M $8.4M $22,049,320
UC Davis $9.2M $7.9M $18,155,754
UC Santa Barbara  $4.5M $4M $6,718,737
UC Riverside  $3.8M $4M $10,690,651
UC Merced  $2.5M $1.7M $7,779,866
UC Santa Cruz  $2.5M $3.9M $4,107,325
TOTAL $291,984,054 $297,524,494 $438,930,657


Supporting UC sourced contracts removes the need to competatively bid products/services over the $100k threshold.