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Better Together: September 2018

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In this second issue of the OCBS quarterly newsletter Better Together, we continue our efforts to encourage more cross-campus collaboration by publicizing initiatives and successes. Please feel free to forward the newsletter to others you think might be interested, and reach out if you have suggestions for future issues.

Value Creation by OCBS in Fiscal Year 2018

The UT System Office of Collaborative Business Services (OCBS) is on a mission to leverage our institutions’ strengths across UT System to create new value through business efficiencies. We look back at Fiscal Year 2018 and quantify our collective achievements.

UTRGV Implements New Cost Savings Tool

We speak to Alex Valdez, UTRGV’s Chief Procurement Officer, about his experience in adopting a new, UT System-wide methodology for demonstrating procurement-related savings.

Alliance Spearheads UT Support of HUB Firms

The UT System Supply Chain Alliance plays a leading role in enabling UT System institutions to comply with policies promoting the purchase of goods and services from Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) firms. We take a closer look at some of the Alliance’s success in this area.

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