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Software Review for Pcard Transaction

When to Submit a J-Class Requisition (Domestic Software Request on a Pcard) NOTE: Before submitting a J-Class Requisition, first attempt to obtain similar software either through Software Central, SHI, ASUCLA or from existing vendors who accept purchase orders. If no other source is available, the triage form for the software must be submitted to IT for review and approval. If the software is approved by IT, the department can then submit the J-Class Requisition for approval. 

In BruinBuy, go to Create > Special Request/Non-Catalog. 

  • March 29, 2022

Invoice Submission Lookup

Departments can now review recent invoice submissions on the UCLA Invoice Submission site

New Functionality

Transcepta remains UCLA's preferred method for vendor invoice submission; however, we recognize that departments may receive invoices directly from vendors which require upload to the UCLA Invoice Submission site. The site's new functionality allows you to: 

  • February 24, 2022

Small Business Resource Fair

 

You are invited to participate in our exclusive event: 2022 Small Business Resource Fair hosted by UCLA Campus Purchasing and UCLA Staff Assembly.

Small Business Resource Fair - Virtually
Tuesday, January 25, 2022

11 AM to 1 PM

RSVP HERE

 

UC Packaging Foam Ban Takes Effect


In a continuing effort to meet its Zero Waste goal, the university has prohibited the sale, procurement and distribution of packaging foam as of Jan. 1, 2020. The ban applies systemwide, with the exception of laboratory or medical products.

COVID-19 Help & Resources for Small Businesses

UCLA is dedicated to supporting small business in this challenging time. State of California and the federal government are providing broad assistance to small businesses and employers impacted by COVID-19. Please exercise caution in applying for loans and grants to avoid scams and fraud schemes.

  • May 05, 2020

Campus Purchasing Operations in Response to COVID-19

Date:         Friday, April 10, 2020

From:             Bill Propst, Chief Procurement Officer, UCLA Campus Purchasing & Payables,
                       Allison Baird-James, Associate Vice Chancellor, Controller, UCLA Corporate Financial Services

Colleagues:

OUTDATED: UCLA Accounts Payable Remote Operations in Response to COVID-19

Outdated Message Special procedures for invoice submission and check requests in response to COVID-19 Thursday, March 19, 2020

From:             Allison Baird-James, Associate Vice Chancellor/Controller

Subject:         UCLA Accounts Payable Remote Operations in response to COVID-19

Colleagues:

Strategic Sourcing Trade Show

Don't miss the 2020 Strategic Sourcing Trade Show, presented by UCLA Campus Purchasing. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Ackerman Union Grand Ballroom (2nd floor)

Intended for UCLA faculty and staff, the show will feature over 70 suppliers that have been awarded long-term strategically sourced agreements that provide UCLA the best blend of pricing, service and quality. 

UC-Wide Agreement with Dell

Effective August 1, 2019, Dell is ending its agreement with reseller KST Data where UCLA has received contract pricing on Dell products whether direct from Dell or through KST Data. The new UC-wide agreement with Dell does not require that Dell provide the same pricing to UC whether selling directly or through a reseller. KST Data and other resellers still can sell Dell product to UCLA, but not with pricing from the UC – Dell agreement.

Electronic Payment Methods: Paymode-X & Payment Plus

UCLA is working with two electronic payment networks, Paymode-X (through BNY-Mellon and Bottomline Technologies) and Payment Plus (through US Bank), to enhance our payment processes and provide more efficient and secure methods to pay our suppliers. With an increase in EFT fraud attempts in recent years targeting Higher Education, UCLA is working to protect the University and suppliers from the risk of electronic fraud. 

Uniform Guidance Update

Major Changes in the Uniform Guidance (UG) Affecting Purchases Using Federal Funds

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has combined many federal circulars into a single guidance document that may be used by all federal agencies. These new regulations became effective December 26, 2014 for all guidance except for purchasing.  The purchasing changes became effective on July 1, 2018.  Funding agency policy may have its own OMB approved deviations and should still be reviewed for their specific requirements.

Campus Purchasing Launches 'Intro to BruinBuy' E-Learning Course

UCLA Campus Purchasing & Payables and Corporate Financial Services (CFS) are pleased to announce the launch of a new e-learning course: Introduction to BruinBuy. This course is the online training required before attending in-person training.

  • February 22, 2018

Guidelines on Contracting for Services

The attached Guidelines on Contracting for Services updates the 2002 Presidential Policy and Guidelines on Contracting for Services, in response to the August 2017 California State Auditor’s report on services contracts.  The updated guidelines call for a thoughtful process review with the Chancellor or designated Vice Chancellor to make decisions regarding any contracting for services where University employees would be displaced, with review by the Office of the President as appropriate.

Cybersecurity Risk

Please click the button below to read the memo from UC President Janet Napolitano regarding cybersecurity risk. You will be required to sign-in using your UCLA Logon ID.