Supply Chain Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is there a UC Health “Approved Vendor List”?

A: NO. There is not a vendor list. UC Health enters into contracts for a large percent of their goods and services. Many of these contracts are written through our Group Purchasing Organization (GPO), Vizient.When contracts are due for renewal, UC Health will entertain new vendors and evaluate based on best value for the organization.

Q: What is the Best Value?

A: UC Health relies upon four factors to determine this. It is the combination of the best quality, safety, service and price.

Q: Does UC Health create set-asides where they have ear-marked certain dollars for minority and women-owned businesses?

A: NO. UC Health has a very robust Supplier Diversity program. We create opportunities for businesses to compete and win contracts based on best value.