Strategic Services Group

The Strategic Services Group is a group of supply chain professionals solely dedicated to the pursuit of UT System Supply Chain Alliance activities. Working under the umbrella of the UT System Shared Services Initiative, the Strategic Services Group conducts daily business operations from UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

Strategic Services Group

What Is Strategic Sourcing?

Strategic sourcing is a disciplined, systematic process for evaluating and reducing the total cost of ownership for products and services while maintaining or improving levels of quality, service and technology.

The Strategic Service's Group formal methodology begins with identifying the product and/or service to strategically source. An analysis of the marketplace is conducted which commonly leads to a request for proposal (RFP). The results of the RFP are evaluated and scored to rank the responses. Additional supplier negotiations and presentations may be considered before a final award is made to a particular supplier. This process has been proven to be a win/win solution for the UT System Supply Chain Alliance and the suppliers that participate in a sourcing event.

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  • UT M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • Houston, Texas
  • Phone: 713-745-8300