Strategic Sourcing

Last updated: February 1, 2023

This unit is responsible for:

  • Seeking strategic alternatives to traditional IT service delivery to foster innovation and improve efficiency, typically by procuring services from cloud providers. This covers the full range of cloud technology, from the basic Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) for compute and storage; middle-tier Platform as a Service level (PaaS) for database management, data analysis, and system integration services; and “user-facing” Software as a Service (SaaS) for services such as email, calendaring, Web-based productivity suites, learning support systems and more.
  • Negotiating enterprise contracts that provide appropriate confidentiality, privacy, and compliance terms, as well as suitability for a research and teaching environment.
  • Partnering with the Internet2 NET+ program, which provides a brokerage service for cloud providers with offerings geared toward higher education.
  • Engaging with major cloud providers to bring educational resources and solutions for effective cloud deployments to the UW.  


Jacob Morris
Interim Associate Vice President
Email | UW Mailbox: 359540