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What Does UCLA Buy?

Prospective vendors may want to know the UCLA entities responsible for the acquisition of goods and services, what UCLA buys, and who we buy it from.

UCLA Campus Purchasing & Payables buys goods and services for campus departments, including the health professional schools, for teaching, research, community service and clinical operations. 

Below is a spend analysis in commodity groupings by object code for the campus as a whole over a number of recent fiscal years. This spend excludes construction activity, as Purchasing does not have a construction delegation.

Summary Spend Analysis

Who Does UCLA Buy From?

The files below use the format developed for UC Transparency Reporting and identify Purchasing actions of $50,000 and up by supplier, PO number, and amount, with a brief description and supplier categorization (large vs. small business). 

Transparency Report FY19
Transparency Report FY18
Transparency Report FY17
Transparency Report FY16

UCLA Capital Programs

UCLA Capital Programs contracts with architects, engineers and construction contractors for construction projects. Materials for construction projects typically are procured by the construction contractors. Capital Programs contracts for its own construction projects as well as on behalf of Facilities Management, Housing & Hospitality Services, Information Technology Services, and the Medical Center. A Contracts Overview can be found here.

UCLA Asset Management

UCLA Asset Management uses its delegated authority for construction and tenant improvements in support of University-owned properties, generally off-campus, including 3 high-rise office buildings: the Wilshire Center (10920 Wilshire Blvd.), 924 Westwood Blvd., and the Wilshire Glendon Building (10889 Wilshire Blvd.).

UCLA Health Procurement & Strategic Sourcing

UCLA Health Procurement & Strategic Sourcing buys for its two hospitals (Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center & Orthopaedic Hospital) and associated clinics. Their bids are posted here.