Tag Archive: Procurement

UC Gets a Systemwide Integrated Library System

Doe Library and The Bancroft Library on the UC Berkeley campus were photographed on Aug. 9, 2019. (Photo by Violet Carter for the UC Berkeley Library)

By Bala Balakumar. The University of California recently negotiated a systemwide agreement for an integrated library system (SLIS) for all UC campus libraries. The deal is projected to provide a total financial benefit of $815,795 over three years. 

Previously, each UC library had independently licensed…
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Zoom Site Licenses Help UC Meet Online Demand

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By Yvonne Tevis. To slow the spread of COVID-19, UC staff are working from home and classes are going online. Demand for remote work tools has skyrocketed. “I should have bought stock in Zoom” is a common refrain.

Fortunately, the…
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UC Gets Discount for Amazon Web Services

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By Thomas Trappler. Since 2013, the UC wide agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS) (Agreement# UCOP-19) has made AWS products available for use under terms and conditions aligned with UC’s needs, policy, and the law.

Effective October 1, 2019,…
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Backstage: How UC Got the IT Infrastructure Deals

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By Yvonne Tevis.

About one year ago, UC struck amazing deals with IT infrastructure companies – deals that likely will save the university up to $16M a year for five years.

It’s true, UC Procurement rocks negotiation.

But UC also…
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UC Gets Systemwide Agreement for Gradescope Online Grading System

By Roshni Pratap.

A new systemwide agreement is in place for Gradescope, effective April 2, 2019.

What is Gradescope?

Gradescope is a market leader in the digital grading space designed to make grading more consistent, fair, and efficient. Gradescope…
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UC Gets Systemwide Agreement and BAA for Google Cloud Platform – and More!

By Thomas Trappler.

A new systemwide agreement for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is now available, in addition to a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) for both GCP and G-Suite for Education. Here’s what you need to know.

What is GCP?


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UC and Cisco Enter Long-Term Partnership for Innovation

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By Yvonne Tevis. In April 2018, the University of California and Cisco signed a three-year strategic partnership agreement, formally recognizing an informal relationship of twenty-years’ standing, and committing to innovative programs for mutual benefit.

The partnership is an offshoot of…
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IT Strategic Sourcing Wins Higher Ed Award 

Photo: David Wilson; Thomas Trappler (author); Cathy O'Sullivan, chief of staff to the chief operating officer, UC Office of the President.

By Thomas Trappler. At the California Higher Education Collaborative (CHEC) conference on October 1, 2018, David Willson, manager, Strategic Technology Acquisition at UC Berkeley, and I accepted a Focus on Efficiency award on behalf of the whole UC IT strategic sourcing community. The award recognizes UC for creating a partnership between the UC procurement and IT communities that has successfully improved the effectiveness, efficiency, and outcomes of IT…
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