Matthews, Darin

Mr. Darin L. Matthews, CPPO,FNIGP,C.P.M.,CPSM
University of California - Santa Cruz
19 Arabian Way
Scotts Valley, CA 95066


Darin currently serves as director of procurement for the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has over twenty years of management experience in state and local government, higher education, and private industry.

He is a past-president of the Oregon Public Purchasing Association and a former board member of NAPM - Willamette Valley. Darin speaks throughout the world on a variety of procurement topics, and his writings have been featured in Inside Supply Management, Government Procurement, Inside Supply Management, The Public Manager and The Journal of Public Procurement. His books include Warehousing and Inventory Control, Logistics and Transportation, and Effective Supply Management Performance. He has lectured at numerous universities throughout North America and serves on the faculty of Portland State University, School of Business Administration.

Darin is a Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO), a Certified Professional in Supply Management, (CPSM) and a Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.). He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business/Political Science and a Master’s degree in Acquisition Management. Darin is a Master Instructor for NIGP and served as their President in 2007. He has also served as a board member of the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council and the Public Procurement Research Center at Florida Atlantic University..

In 2012 he was recognized with NIGP’s highest honor, the Albert H. Hall Memorial Award. Darin is also a recipient of NIGP’s Distinguished Service Award, and the Lewis E. Spangler Award from the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management.

On the Faculty of:
Adding Value to the Procurement Process
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Contracting for Construction Services
Effective Management of Construction Contracts
Logistics and Transportation
Managing End Users and Suppliers: It's all About Relationships
Planning, Scheduling and Requirements Analysis
Protests: Managing Options for Positive Results
Warehousing and Inventory Control
Worldclass Procurement Practices