June 28, 2017 – E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) and America To Go (ATG) have teamed up to help the University of California – San Francisco (UCSF) simplify and improve its managed restaurant and catering procurement process. As a result, the University has realized considerable benefits, including increased controls and policy compliance as well as significant time and cost efficiencies.
UCSF was facing several challenges regarding its catering spend. The university was looking to implement a more streamlined ordering process, reduce risk on campus by ensuring that suppliers were properly insured, and employ a method for controlling tips, service fees, or unapproved orders. Through E&I’s America To Go contract, UCSF worked with ATG to create a customized catering program that makes purchasing food for on-campus meetings and events quick and efficient, utilizing built-in workflows for routing and electronic approval through JAGGAER (formerly SciQuest). The program is supported by a dedicated account manager, with 24-hour customer service.
“ATG has enabled us to control external catering costs, reduce internal catering management process costs, reduce risk, and enable our strategic programs such as healthy eating, sustainability, and supplier diversity,” said Jim Hine, UCSF Chief Procurement Officer. “All that, plus we have the opportunity to work with some amazing new caterers with awesome food.”
E&I’s America To Go contract is one of many available through the Cooperative’s food services portfolio. For details about this successful program and why UCSF recommends ATG to other higher ed institutions, download this case study.
E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) is the member-owned, not-for-profit sourcing cooperative delivering expertise, solutions and services to education and related institutions. E&I provides members with access to a diverse portfolio of competitively awarded contracts, electronic procurement solutions and consulting services to help them source effectively. By leveraging the knowledge and expertise of nearly 4,100 member institutions, E&I helps members reduce costs and optimize supply chain efficiencies. The National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) has validated E&I’s member-driven competitive solicitation process as being in compliance with generally accepted procurement standards.
About America To Go
America To Go (ATG) is an online food ordering and expense management company that provides customizable electronic marketplaces for clients to connect with a broad network of restaurants and caterers. ATG revolutionizes the way employers manage catering and food ordering – reducing costs and risk, increasing compliance, streamlining invoicing, and enabling organizations to address almost any strategic priority from sustainability, to healthy dining, to supporting diverse local vendors. ATG serves higher education institutions across the country, and integrates with all major e-procurement systems. For more information, visit: www.americatogo.com.