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Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing

Purchasing & Strategic Sourcing is responsible for strategically sourcing on behalf of the University.

Strategic sourcing is the process of analyzing the University's spend, going through a formal and structured bid/negotiation to identify a Preferred Vendor(s), and managing the vendor relationship. Strategic sourcing is about leveraging the University's overall spend with fewer vendors, going through the process of establishing contracts as a university, as opposed to every department and school having to go through the process themselves. The ultimate goal is to save departments and schools money and time.

There are two primary components of strategic sourcing:

Establish contract

Contract Administration


Customer Service
Phone: 847.491.8120

Jim Konrad
Assistant Vice President
Phone: 847.491.8121

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