December 13, 2019
Supply Chain Management News
December 2019
Dear Campus Community,
Supply Chain Management (SCM) would like to inform you of important updates and events. 

This month's features:   
  • Bio-Rad: Back in Production
  • Now in Production: Takara Bio
  • CDW-G: Improved Catalog Searching
  • Cool Tool to Help Reach Diversity Goals

If you have any questions, please contact the BearBuy Help Desk at 
510-664-9000 (options 1, 2) or  for immediate assistance.

Thank you for your continued support, 
Supply Chain Management
Bio-Rad: Back in Production

The Bio-Rad punchout is back up in production as of Thursday, December 12, 2019.
If your department has any pending Bio-Rad PO's that have not yet been dealt with, please email .
Now in Production: Takara Bio
Takara Bio, a new hosted catalog enablement with cXML PO and Invoice is now in Production.
CDW-G: Improved Catalog Searching
Effective  December 13, 2019 , users will be able to shop from the top search for computer peripherals, software and related IT equipment from CDW-G. BearBuy will display CDW-G's current pricing in search results rather than needing to punch-out to the CDW-G site.

For special orders and customized quotes, please contact our sales rep,  Paul Cardamone .
Cool Tool to Help Reach Diversity Goals
Use  Explorer Professional  (provided by an online search platform to help you find diverse suppliers to do business with and locate diverse businesses already working with UC. has also enriched CalUsource spend data with supplier diversity information. Platform training resources are available on the  UC Supplier Diversity Data Training  webpage.
Helpful Hints
Order Status

If you need assistance with determining the status of your order in BearBuy, visit the  How to Find the Status of Your Order  page on the SCM website

Please note that your SCM assigned Buyer will not receive the requisition until it has been approved by the department Org Node approver.
Expediting an Order

If an order warrants expedited handling, please change the priority on the requisition to "Urgent". If you have already submitted the requisition, please  contact your assigned Buyer  via email and be sure to include the requisition number.
Who is My Department's Assigned Buyer?

If you are unsure of how to start your purchasing transaction, contact your Buyer for assistance by using your Org Node and Department Name to find your assigned Buyer located in this  matrix .
Splitting Chart of Accounts (COA) At Header Level Vs. Line Level

Splitting COA at the Header Level will apply the split to all lines on the PO. 

Splitting COA by Line Level allows you to customize COA percentage allocated to that specific line. BEST PRACTICE for Subaward: Put line 1 COA at the header and then edit each line with their own unique COA. 

For any questions on how to split a COA, please contact your regional group: .
SCM Service Level Turnaround Times

Urgent requests will be handled on a first-in-first-out basis. Standard turnaround time (Service Level Agreements) for purchase and contract types are available on our  Service Level web page

Please be aware that contract negotiations with suppliers may cause delays.
Ship To Address vs Final Destination

A Ship To Address is the address that is sent to the supplier. When the supplier is delivering items, they will deliver to the ship to address (which is also visible on the PO they receive).

A Final Destination code is an address only associated to UC Berkeley. Final destination code are used when departments have a central receiving location. The ship to address is the central receiving facility. When the packages are received, the department central receiver looks the PO up in BearBuy and looks for the final destination code. The final destination code is then the office/room number of where shopper needs the items. Final destination codes are never sent to the supplier and are NOT reflected anywhere on the PO.  
BearBuy Resources
Below are links to the BearBuy homepage, instructional aids, training courses, and information on how to create Service Now tickets for BearBuy related issues. 
Whether you are an experienced or a new BearBuy shopper, it is always best practice to attend an in person training session with a designated BearBuy trainer. If you are interested in attending a BearBuy “Basics for Shoppers Training”, please click the training courses link above to sign up for our next class. We look forward to your attendance and being of assistance to better serve you!