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The goal of the UCLA Campus Purchasing is to acquire (buy, lease, rent, or lease-purchase) goods and services our UCLA departments need at the lowest economical cost consistent with quality and time considerations. We research markets for new products, ideas and efficient sources, which will result in cost savings and improved patient care, academic programs and research. 

How to Become a Vendor with UCLA

Click each step to learn more:

  1. Check UCLA requirements and Accepted Products & Services List
  2. Vendor Onboarding
  3. Electronic Invoicing

1. Check UCLA Requirements & Accepted Products & Services List

This step is to verify your qualifications to become a vendor with UCLA and to ensure you have correct goods and services that UCLA purchases.

Additionally, please review:

2. Vendor Onboarding

A. Register in PaymentWorks

  • To become a UCLA vendor, you will need to be invited to register in PaymentWorks.
  • When a UCLA Department wants to purchase products or services from a vendor, the UCLA Department will invite the vendor to register in PaymentWorks.
  • Vendors should work with the UCLA Department to receive the PaymentWorks invitation.
  • For a list of UCLA Departments, go to

B. In addition to registering in PaymentWorks, if your company is a Small Business

C. Additional information regarding UC Systemwide bidding opportunities greater than $100,000

  • Register in CalUSource to get access to the UC Systemwide public bidding site.
  • Registration is free and will provide notifications of upcoming bidding opportunities, in the desired product and service categories.
  • Registration in CalUSource does not register your company in PaymentWorks.

3. Electronic Invoicing

Invoices associated with a valid UCLA purchase order (PO) must be emailed to Campus Purchasing & Payables’ centralized inbox: For submission requirements, review our Electronic Invoicing page.