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

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

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.

By CT_admin on
July 12, 2016

In December 2015, Supply Chain Management (SCM) and the Controller's Office began requiring all on-campus catering orders, both takeout and delivery, be placed through the America To Go (ATG) Punch-out in BearBuy.

As part of this effort, payments for all on-campus catering orders also must be processed through ATG beginning April 7, 2016. The Meeting & Entertainment Payment Request Form (M&E PRF) will no longer be used to pay caterers for on-campus events. Caterers can only be paid for orders after they join ATG.

What is Considered On-Campus Catering?
On-campus catering includes food consumed at any UCSF location in San Francisco for the following event types:

  • Staff events
  • Employee Moral
  • Business meetings
  • Programmatic activity
  • Recruitment
  • On-the-job meals
  • Entertainment
  • Technical meetings

The following can be purchased outside of ATG:

  • Grocery store purchases (use Procurement-card ONLY)
  • Water delivery services
  • Moffitt Catering and Mount Zion Café
  • Events taking place at a non-UCSF location and/or outside the city of San Francisco are considered off-campus and do not require the use of ATG.

Upcoming Deadlines

April 6, 2016
  • Last day to submit non-ATG catering invoices for on-campus events using the BearBuy M&E PRF.
  • M&E PRFs must be complete & RECEIVED (including exceptional approvals if applicable) by the Controller’s Office on or before April 6.  Be sure to allow adequate time for your department approvers to review and approve your M&E PRF before April 6.
  • If M&E PRFs are missing documentation and not completed by the deadline, they will be rejected.
April 7, 2016
  • The M&E PRF can no longer be used to pay on-campus events.
  • All caterers must join ATG to facilitate payment for past orders and to continue doing business with UCSF.
April 15, 2016
  • Caterers will be removed as suppliers in BearBuy.
  • After your caterer joins ATG, you will be notified that your past order can be paid following the ATG Post-Event Process.

New Caterers
Sixty-seven caterers/restaurants are currently available in the ATG Punch-out. A list of all ATG caterers is available on the SCM ATG web page and on the main ATG Punch-out landing page. Caterers will continue to be added to ATG. Newly added caterers are highlighted in blue text.

If you have caterer suggestions, please send your list to

For more information, visit the SCM ATG web page, which includes:

  • An overview of the program and how to get started
  • Videos, presentations, FAQs and quick reference guides

For assistance with using the ATG Punch-out in BearBuy, contact the UCSF IT Service Desk at (415) 514-4100 (Option 2) or

For questions regarding the new catering policies, please email