Supplier and Vendor Guide

Thank you for your interest in providing equipment, supplies or services to the region's only academic health system.

It is UC San Diego Health’s policy to obtain the best value for purchased materials, goods and services while maintaining the highest ethical standards in dealing with external companies. Value includes price, quality and service.

UC San Diego Health is required to maintain specific credentials for all health care industry representatives who are seeking access to our facilities or who are observing or participating in patient care. To help us manage this process, we have partnered with IntelliCentrics, an independent, online vendor credentialing service used in more than 6,000 health care facilities nationwide. To do business with us, you must be registered and maintain "cleared" status with IntelliCentrics.

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Standard Strategic Sourcing Process

UC San Diego Health employs a strategic sourcing approach to contracting for goods and services. This process ensures our facilities and providers obtain the optimal combination of price, quality and service for purchased materials, goods and services. The process incorporates our initiatives on Small Business, Diversity and Inclusion, and Sustainability.

All products and services currently in use, as well as those being considered for future use, are analyzed for their need, cost, utilization and ability to support quality patient care.

Supplier Relationship Management

Conflict of Interest Policy

UC San Diego Health’s Conflict of Interest Policy states that no UC employee who has participated in UC’s decision-making concerning the agreement with the supplier has an "economic interest" in the agreement or supplier. A UC employee’s "economic interest" means:

  • An investment worth $2,000 or more in the supplier or its affiliate;
  • A position as director, officer, partner, trustee, employee or manager of the supplier or its affiliate;
  • Receipt during the past 12 months of $500 in income or $440 in gifts from the supplier or its affiliate; or
  • A personal financial benefit from the agreement in the amount of $250 or more.

In the event of a change in these economic interests, the supplier will provide written notice to UC within thirty (30) days after such change, noting such changes. The supplier will not be in a reporting relationship to a UC employee who is a near relative, nor will a near relative be in a decision-making position with respect to supplier.

Whistleblower Policy

Process of Reporting

The University of California is committed to conducting its affairs in compliance with the law, and has established a process for reporting and investigating suspected improper governmental activities.