Buying Goods and Services

Goods


Capital Equipment
When purchasing equipment with a value of $5,000 or more or software with a per copy cost of $5,000 or more, there are things to take into consideration to ensure you are processing your order in compliance. 

Computers and Peripherals
Need a new computer? Check out the requirements before you buy and you'll get the best quality and pricing.

DEA-Controlled Substances
Guidelines for buying United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)-controlled substances. 

Gift Cards
Guidelines for making gift cards purchases that are compliant with University of California policy and procedures.

One Workplace
When you are looking for new office furniture, use One Workplace to fulfill your order.

ReadyRefresh
Leanr how to create a Purchase Order for water through Arrowhead.

Software
When purchasing software or software licenses, cloud software-related professional services and cloud computing services, there is a specific BearBuy Software form to use and a Supply Chain Management buyer will be involved in your transaction regardless of dollar value.   

Tax-Free Ethyl Alcohol
Buy 190 or 200 Proof Ethyl Alcohol from VMR at a 60 percent to 70 percent lower price.

Services


Catering
Catering for on-campus meetings and events is administered through America To Go (ATG), an online food ordering company. Browse a list of 100+ contracted caterers and restaurants to make standard as well as special and custom orders. 

Common Services
Learn how to buy common services, which can range from standard lab test and diagnostics to audio-visual services.

Facility Rental Services
To conduct an offsite, non-UC facility rental, follow the procedures outlined depending on whether it is with or without contract.

Inbound Freight Program 
Learn how UCSF's Inbound Freight Program works and saves the University money.

Outbound Freight Program
Learn about UCSF's outbound freight partnership.

Photography and Video Services
Coordinate with UCSF News & Media Services to buy photography and video services.

Professional Services/Independent Consulting
Purchase the services of independent contractors and consultants.