Strategic Sourcing

Strategic Sourcing Team

Melissa Anderson
Campus Liaison & Senior Strategic Sourcing Project Manager
Office: (940) 369-5563

Barry Sullenberger
Campus Liaison & Senior Strategic Sourcing Project Manager
UNT Health Science Center
Office: 940-369-5500

Amanda Miller
Campus Liaison & Senior Strategic Sourcing Project Manager
UNT Dallas & UNT System Administration
Office: 940-369-5500

Current Strategic Sourcing Bid Opportunities

Click here for Current Bid Opportunities (this link will take you to 3rd party site)

Closed Bid Opportunities

If you would like information on any closed bid opportunities, please follow this link for more information on the procedure: Public Information Requests

What exactly is Strategic Sourcing?

Strategic Sourcing is an organized, collaborative, data-driven approach to making informed purchasing decisions that result in achieving cost savings, improved services, and process efficiencies. It is a structured process of analyzing and leveraging overall spend to reduce the total cost of purchased goods and services, negotiate competitive contracts, and implement the most optimal solutions. The focus is on the total cost of ownership (TCO), which is not necessarily the lowest purchase price. Strategic Sourcing is a continuous process of information gathering, monitoring, and planning, as well as collaboration and relationship-management. 

Role of Strategic Sourcing

Through spend analysis, we can identify opportunities to leverage UNT System’s buying power by consolidating and driving spend to a smaller number of suppliers with whom we negotiate competitive contracts and promote to campus as preferred suppliers. 

Your Partner for Savings

The Strategic Sourcing team is here to assist UNT System departments and schools in making informed decisions related to their sourcing needs that achieve the best overall value for UNT System, while aligning with University goals.

How can we help?

Partner with you to understand your needs and challenges, identify opportunities, and develop a sourcing strategy

  • Review spend analytics reports with you to help you make informed purchasing decisions
  • Facilitate RFP and contract negotiation / development / execution process
  • Assist with identification of suppliers and access to competitively bid contracts through group buying cooperatives
  • Provide information on preferred suppliers, policies/processes, and existing University-wide contracts
  • Assist with business reviews and supplier relationship management 

Vendor Registration for Bid Opportunity Notifications

If you are a current vendor, who has not registered for UNT strategic sourcing bid opportunities through Marketplace, you will still need to register in order to receive an email with information on current opportunities.

If you are interested in doing business with UNT, you must register for bid opportunities within Marketplace.  Registration will allow your company to receive email notifications when new opportunities are available. 

Register Here! (this link will take you to a 3rd party site)

Strategically Sourced Contracts for UNT System!

Office Supplies

Hotel Discounts

Moving and Transportation Vendors

Pre-approved furniture vendors (UNT Only)