AASCU Innovations Exchange
Your Source for innovation in Public Higher Education

Procurement

Aligning Strategic Sourcing with Strategic Initiatives Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Project Description: Given the variety of procurement consortiums available and limited staffing in procurement, PASSHE re-evaluated the mission of Strategic Sourcing. Through PASSHE-specific price negations, the leveraging of existing consortium type contracts has allowed staff to focus on providing the best quality, service and price for procurements, and which align with PASSHE’s strategic initiatives.  Typically, the focus of Strategic Sourcing is to gain volume savings from standard categories such as office supplies, computers, and janitorial supplies. However, PASSHE achieved better overall value through utilization of state and consortium contracts for those items and focusing resources on Higher Education specific procurements that contribute to the strategic direction. Read more >>