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Division of Finance and Administration

Procurement Services

Procurement Services 

The Procurement Services department is responsible for the acquisition of campus goods and services. We strive for continuous improvement in our processes and practices to maximize value, minimize university risk and promote environmental stewardship in support of the university’s mission of teaching, research and public service. We are committed to providing excellent customer service and welcome your suggestions and feedback.


Our vision is to be acknowledged by the University of California executive and campus leadership, faculty, staff and students as a high-performing strategic partner that is essential to the financial health of the university.

Our mission is to expand opportunities for teaching, research and public service by delivering savings and efficient procurement services across the University of California.


2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Award Winner

The University of California, Merced's Procurement Services Department was awarded the prestigious Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award (AEP) for 2016 from the National Purchasing Institute (NPI) – the sixth year in a row! The AEP Award recognizes organizational excellence in procurement by measuring innovation, professionalism, e-procurement, productivity and leadership attributes of the procurement function. AEP awardees obtain a high score on a rating of standardized criteria.


Staff Directory

Procurement Services & Customer Relationship


Stephanie Zuniga

Procurement Services & Customer
Relationship Manager
(209) 291-8605

Todd Harris

Senior Buyer
(209) 355-9160

Kristi Morales

(209) 228-2437



Strategic Sourcing


Meagan Torres

Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager &
IT Category Manager
(209) 291-8600

Ken Masasso

Maintenance, Repair &
Operations Category Manager
(209) 228-4493 / (209) 355-9275




Procurement News

June 1, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

May 31, 2020

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Dear Colleagues,