October Buying Blue CoP–New bid limit, sustainability, and supplier diversity

Oct 13, 2023 | News

Register to attend our next Buying Blue Community of Practice event, which will be held—virtually—on Thursday, October 26, 2023, from 10 to 11 a.m. ET.  Questions related to the topics below may be submitted in advance via this form.

  • Looking ahead and U-M’s new bid limit—Hear Tally Thrasher, assistant vice president and chief procurement officer, discuss our vision for the future of procurement, including how we’re beginning to transform our teams, processes, and technologies to meet the evolving needs of U-M.  Tally will also provide an update on the recently announced bid threshold change and answer your questions.
  • Understanding socially responsible procurement—This segment will focus on our long-term commitment to socially responsible procurement practices, with a particular emphasis on supplier diversity and sustainable purchasing. Kristine Komives, senior director of supply chain strategy and procurement at Michigan Medicine, and Chip Reese, associate director of procurement services, will provide an update on this key effort —which supports U-M’s sustainability and DEI initiatives.

This event will be recorded and posted on the Procurement Services website on our new Buying Blue page. If you have any questions about Buying Blue or our upcoming Community of Practice event, please email us.

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