Procurement Modernization


Improve the way UMD purchases its goods and services by providing stakeholders effective processes and tools throughout the procurement process.

The goals for Procurement Modernization are:

Reduce administrative burden
Increase savings and cost avoidance
Achieve the best collective value
Transition to a strategic focus
Improve visibility and communications
Meet data and reporting needs

Current Activity

Phase 1 is focused on processes and tools for routinely purchased commodity goods and services. Average annual spending on such items is between $100-$150M. Online shopping cart tools will be implemented around improved processes. Tools will improve efficiency and data collection, in turn improving contract negotiation ability. Please visit and join in the conversation to help guide Procurement Modernization.

Planned Activities

Commence planning for Phase 2, which will include process improvement on large-scale procurements and contract management tools.

Staff Involvement



AMP + QUEST program + Huron Consulting Group + ESM Solutions