By CT_admin on
May 19, 2017

The fiscal year-end is rapidly approaching and Supply Chain Management (SCM) would like to remind you of important upcoming dates when buying goods and services during this time.

Please pass this message to anyone who may:

  • Want a purchase order issued before fiscal year-end
  • Want a lien removed or chartfield change before fiscal year-end

Approved BearBuy requisitions that are routed to SCM by close of business on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, for an amount of less than $50,000 with complete documentation, will be guaranteed purchase order (PO) issuance before fiscal year-end. Approved requisitions received after May 31, 2017, if complete documentation is provided, will be processed on an as-received basis, but SCM cannot guarantee issuance of POs before June 30, 2017.

To ensure requests for goods and/or services are ordered before year-end, Requesters should:

  • Allow five days for SCM to review your request, ask questions and obtain your authorization for changes (if necessary) before you leave for the summer.
  • Include the comment "FUND YEAR EXPIRING 6/30/2017" on the BearBuy requisition so the requisition may be prioritized appropriately.
  • Send a "heads up" email to [email protected] to notify SCM about time-sensitive orders.
  • Ask all vendors providing quotes to mark their fiscal year-end specials, if applicable. Mark these requisitions "QUOTE EXPIRING 6/30/2017" to aid us in appropriate prioritization.

Requests received in SCM by close of business Tuesday, June 6, 2017, will be guaranteed to be processed before fiscal year-end provided that the information in the request is accurate and complete. Lien removal requests (PO close) or chartfield changes with accurate and complete information received after June 6, 2017, will be processed on an as-received basis. SCM cannot ensure completion of requests received after June 6, 2017, but will make best effort to process these late submissions by fiscal year-end.

To help ensure requests to remove liens (PO close) or chartfield changes are processed before year-end, we urge departments to follow these guidelines:

  • Purchase Order with Expired Fund: Work closely with Contracts and Grants Accounting to check expiring funds. Forward any requests to close out Purchase Orders to SCM EARLY. BearBuy Match Exception Handlers will need to resolve all match exceptions prior to requesting closure of POs. Invoices must be paid before liens can be removed.
  • BearBuy PO Lien Removal (PO close): Use the BearBuy Change Order Request Form to request lien removal. Select “Close Entire PO (and Remove Lien)” as the Type of Change.
  • BearBuy PO Chartfield Change: Use the BearBuy Change Order Request Form to request a chartfield change. Select “Chartfield Change (Account Code)” as the Type of Change.

Please provide accurate and complete information on your requests. In the year-end crunch, incomplete and problematic requests may result in delay in processing due to necessary follow up. For any questions regarding fiscal-close procedures with your POs, please email [email protected].

Thank you for helping us to support your success.

By CT_admin on
May 11, 2017

Registration events for Thermo Fisher Scientific's self-service supply centers will be held May 15 and 22, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., on the second floor in Genentech Hall.

Representatives from Thermo Fisher Scientific (formerly Life Technologies) and UCSF Supply Chain Management (SCM) will be on hand to talk about:

  • Obtaining a Thermo Fisher Supply Center badge
  • Setting up payment in BearBuy
  • Activating your Supply Center badge
  • Purchasing products from the Supply Center
  • Refilling your amount-based purchase order

If you cannot attend one of these registration sessions, information on how to use the Thermo Fisher Supply Centers and setting up payment within BearBuy is available on the SCM website at

Downloadable setup instructions (PDF)

For questions or comments, please contact Greg Macway in SCM at [email protected].

By CT_admin on
May 05, 2017

Did you know that capital asset surplus items are prioritized for the first seven days of sale to UCSF departments exclusively?

Logistics-DSM manages the sale of these items through Public Surplus, a third-party online auction website. The first seven days the item is exclusively listed on the Public Surplus website for UCSF departments. Interested departments can purchase the item using their departmental procurement card. If not sold within the first week, the item continues to be listed on Public Surplus for another two weeks for the general public.

To register with Public Surplus as a member of the UCSF Community:

  • Navigate to Public Surplus 
  • Enter the Registration Code CURE 70 CRAM 39  (This code is both case and space sensitive)
  • Fill out the rest of the registration
  • Provide a user name and password
  • You will receive a Confirmation Email prior to your account being activated, along with a confirmation code.  

Once on the Public Surplus landing page:

  • When accessing the Public Surplus website you must enter your Public Surplus user name and password each time.
  • Click Region – Select California
  • Click Agency – Select University of California San Francisco
  • Click View All Auctions for University of California San Francisco

Now you are ready to shop.

For questions, visit our Capital Asset Surplus FAQs page or email [email protected]

By CT_admin on
February 23, 2017

Are you curious to know about the myriad resources avaiable to small businesses?

Do you want to hear from experts and your small business colleagues?

Join us for the Tuesday, March 14, Small Business Day Near the Bay sponsored by the UC Berkeley /UC San Francisco Supplier Diversity Program Office, in partnership with the Berkeley campus Government and Community Relations Office, the federal Small Business Administration (SBA),the Contra Costa Small Busines Development Center, and local community organizations.  

See the event flyer for more information or visit the Eventbrite announcement, SMALL BUSINESS DAY NEAR THE BAY to register.  Seating is limited, so register today.