Strategic Sourcing

Welcome to our website!

Our goal is to create an informative, welcoming, and user-friendly platform to help you with appropriate State of Texas Procurement Methods and to help save money!

First, here’s an introduction to who we are.

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 and advisors on the Best Value Procurement Method for your purchase!


Strategic Sourcing Team

Melissa Anderson

Campus Liaison & Senior
Strategic Sourcing Project

Office: (940) 369-5563

Barry Sullenberger

Campus Liaison & Senior Strategic Sourcing Project Manager

Office: (940) 369-5574

Amanda Miller

Campus Liaison & Senior Strategic Sourcing Project Manager

UNT Dallas & UNTS
Office: (940) 369-5617

Katawna Lincoln

Campus Liaison & Senior Strategic Sourcing Project Manager

UNT Denton
Office: (940) 369-8379

Information for UNTS (all campuses)

How can we help?

The Strategic Sourcing team is here to assist UNT System departments, colleges 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.

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

All purchases generally are made on a competitive bid basis. To learn or review the bid information, procedures and guidelines, see the Policy and Requirements ( webpage. Please reach out to your Campus Liaison & Senior Strategic Sourcing Project Manager/commodity liaison with any questions.

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DENTON CAMPUS - In case we missed you in person May 6th, UNT System Procurement representatives will be offering VIRTUAL sessions to the Denton campus to share information about Purchasing Requirements and get input from requisition preparers, approvers and contract liaisons on how we can reduce ATFs on the Denton campus. Don’t know what ATF means? You will have to attend one of the sessions to find out.

Please ensure you and/or your department requisition preparers, approvers and contract liaisons attend at least one of the sessions. Just sign up by clicking one of the links below to add the iCalendar appointment to your calendar.

If you have questions, email or call 940-369-8379.

Strategically Sourced Contracts for UNT System!

Office Supplies

Hotel Discounts

Moving and Transportation Vendors

Pre-approved furniture vendors (UNT Only)

Information for Vendors

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

Vendor Registration for Bid Opportunity Notifications

If you are a current vendor, who has not registered for UNT strategic sourcing bid opportunities through UNTS 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 UNTS 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)


View additional Vendor Resources are available here.