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The University of California Office of the President is the strategic sourcing business partner supporting academic and research missions across campuses, labs and medical centers. The University of California Office of the President helps coordinate activities that allow a complex and unique system to operate efficiently as one university, furthering its public interest, academic and research missions. The University of California Office of the President Procurement Services collaborated with 10 UC campuses, the California State University Office of the Chancellor which represents 23 California State institutions, and The Foundation for Community Colleges which represents 114 California Community Colleges and The Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities which represent 79 private, non-profit colleges and universities in awarding this agreement.

NEW Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO) Contract Information:
Government agencies and educational institutions nationwide can now purchase maintenance, repair & operations (MRO) supplies and related services from Fastenal and Grainger through a new agreement awarded by The University of California. These cooperative contracts are made available nationwide through National IPA and are effective July 1, 2018 for a five-year initial term with two additional one-year extensions available through June 30, 2025. 

  • This contract is in collaboration with all Higher Ed in California (California Higher Education Strategic Sourcing)

  • Competitively solicited and publicly awarded.

Fastenal Contract #2018.000208

Fastenal provides companies with the fasteners, tools, and supplies they need to manufacture products, build structures, protect personnel, and maintain facilities and equipment.

Grainger Contract #2018.000207

Grainger provides products in categories such as safety, material handling and metalworking, along with services like inventory management and technical support.

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Adrian Ferreira, Sr. Commodity Manager, Facilities & Maintenance, Strategic Sourcing
Centers of Excellence, UC Office of the President
Adrian Ferreira has worked in the UC system for 15 years, acting as a Material Coordinator and then Senior Buyer for UC San Diego’s Health System, serving as the Procurement Manager for UC San Diego Housing, Dining, and Hospitality, and becoming an MRO Strategic Commodity Manager in 2015. For the past two years, Adrian has served as the Facilities & Maintenance Sr. Commodity Manager for UC Office of the President’s Center of Excellence and is responsible for establishing and implementing system-wide commodity strategies including commodity management, strategic sourcing, contract management, supplier relationship management, utilization management, and demand management. Adrian holds a degree in Business Administration from National University.

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