National Gift Card Retirement

The National Gift Card (NGC) punch-out catalog in BearBuy will no longer be available after Thursday, February 15. NGC was acquired by a company named Blackhawk Network (BHN). Supply Chain Management (SCM) attempted to establish a contract with BHN to continue providing gift cards to our campus. Unfortunately, BHN has not accepted the existing terms of agreement. As a result, they will be disabling our punch-out catalog. We are continuing to work closely with BHN and remain optimistic that we can negotiate an agreement and establish a BHN punch-out catalog in the future.

We understand this is not ideal and apologize for any inconvenience it may cause. We will continue to work toward a solution and will communicate any changes as negotiations unfold. 

Business-related gift card purchases can be made with your UCSF procurement card (P-Card) using the UCSF Amazon Business P-Card portal or other stores and suppliers accepting credit cards. 

For departments engaged in a research study without a P-Cardlearn more about your options here.

SCM is actively working on providing alternatives to purchase gift cards. Keep a look out for updates in the coming weeks. 

Don’t have a P-Card? Apply for one!

SCM encourages departments to apply for a P-Card. To learn more about P-Card and how to apply for one visit our P-Card pages:

  1. Go to Finance Secure 
  2. Log in using your UCSF MyAccess credentials 
  3. On the left-hand side click on Card Programs 
  4. Click on Procurement Card Program to learn more about the program and how to request a P-Card