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



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


OUTDATED: UCLA Accounts Payable Remote Operations in Response to COVID-19

Outdated Message Special procedures for invoice submission and check requests in response to COVID-19 Thursday, March 19, 2020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


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. 

VWR Terminates Agreement for Lab Supplies

Effective January 16, 2006, VWR terminated its agreement to supply the UC system with laboratory supplies and small equipment within the negotiated contract guidelines. VWR supplies are still available through BruinBuy as a non-contract supplier, however their products may not be cost-effective and this company is no longer a UC preferred supplier.