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Integrated Procure-to-Pay Solutions


Integrated Procure-to-Pay Solutions
  • Torrey Pines Center South, Suite 415
    10280 N. Torrey Pines Road
    Mail Code: 0914
    La Jolla , CA 92037

Integrated Procure-to-Pay Solutions (IPPS) aligns all of the Procurement, Payment, and Fulfillment units within Business & Finance Services to provide seamless administrative value.The role and deliverables of each IPPS unit support part of a single process aimed at providing goods and services to the university in a timely and cost effective manner. 


Integrated procure-to-pay solutions and client care in support of world-class education and research.


Provide an integrated procure-to-pay strategic service operation that is accessible, efficient, sustainable, and cost-effective: driven by a customer relationship management team that is dedicated, engaged, collaborative, and responsive to the campus community. 

Manage the procure-to-pay transaction life cycle to:

  • Capture and broadcast comprehensive cost savings and cost avoidance
  • Implement and normalize innovative business, eCommerce, and supply management processes and technologies
  • Support beneficial accountable practices in procurement, payment, movement of material, tax services, and travel
  • Offer consistent customer-centric training, policy, procedure, and assistance
  • Create a culture that maximizes and shares the talent of team members across disciplines and time
  • Employ common data analytics to determine and prioritize personnel and strategic decisions
  • Serve as a foundation for improvement that drives the strategic direction of UCOP leadership for procure-to-pay

Ted Johnson

Associate Controller, Chief Procurement Officer

Heather Vinograd

Director | Payables, Tax, Travel, and Campus Partnership Program

Todd Adams

Deputy Director | Strategic Procurement

Nikki Giaquinta

Associate Director | Technology and Project Management

Robbie Jacob

Associate Director | Logistics

Kacy Marume

Associate Director | Marketing and Client Experience

Anthony Singleton

Associate Director | Small Business Development Office

Tim Wheeler

Associate Director | Logistics


  • Strategic Procurement
  • Accounts Payable & Payment Services
  • Travel and Expense
  • Logistics


  • Accounting and Tax
  • Business Analytics
  • Client Experience Management
  • Technology Program Management
  • Campus Partnership Program

The best way to contact our teams is through the UC San Diego Services & Support portal. From the portal select the corresponding service in the About and Related to route your query to the appropriate team for assistance. 

In support of our overall strategic plan, Integrated Procure-to-Pay Solutions (IPPS) has implemented several key initiatives. Each key initiative is spearheaded by an IPPS team comprised of staff members from across all IPPS units. Team members selected which initiative(s) to join based on their own interests and career goals rather than their current role within IPPS. Structuring the initiatives in this way upholds our department's integrated model and empowers teams throughout IPPS to explore and develop cross-functional talents in a supportive, collaborative environment that inspires innovative solutions.

COVID PPE Store Program

In partnership with Research Affairs and the Emergency Operations Center, Strategic Procurement and Logistics maintain an inventory of COVID PPE that is available for purchase via Oracle Procurement. Search Ordering COVID PPE on Blink for details.

Logistics 2.0

Conduct a feasibility study that explores solutions for creating a fully sustainable, carbon-neutral, last mile delivery system that is cost-effective and expedient enough to meet the same-day delivery expectations of expedited shipping methods to Campus and Health Systems locations. 

Payment Strategy

UC San Diego's Payment Strategy is part of a larger, UC-wide initiative to protect our institutions from complex fraud schemes. Beyond mitigating risk, the IPPS Payment Strategy team continually assesses all aspects of the payment process and improves upon them to enhance the overall payee experience for campus and suppliers. 

Hotel Strategy

Contract with high usage, local hotels and negotiate more desirable terms and conditions, and benefit concessions. Improve opportunities for campus to use contracted suppliers for hospitality needs (e.g. room blocks, conferences, meetings, and events).