Subject: Bobcat Buy Catalog for Food Delivery
To: Bobcat Buy Users
Sept. 9, 2021

Campus Colleagues,

Fall semester is in full swing. Thanks to broad adherence to guidance developed to mitigate the threat of COVID-19, in-person instruction has resumed and the campus is buzzing again.

One of those mitigations is a pause until Oct. 1 for all socially driven events that aren’t focused on enhancing students’ experience. This allows time to build on our already impressive campus-wide vaccination rates. It also gives Hospitality Services, Lakeside Catering and other campus service providers more time to recruit and train new staff.

Meanwhile, the university’s Procurement Services is happy to announce a new option – online access to ordering and delivery of food from our favorite Merced restaurants, bakeries and caterers. The service, called America to Go, is available through the university’s Bobcat Buy catalog.

America to Go, which has partnered with universities across the U.S., is integrated with your UC Merced Oracle user account, so you can begin using it today. Log in to Bobcat Buy and tap the America To Go tile. You can select from the participating restaurants and caterers, view their menus and schedule delivery. The current list:

  • Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
  • J&R Tacos
  • Port of Subs
  • Panaderia Guadalajara
  • Jantz Cafe & Bakery
  • Little Oven Pizza
  • Farm to Table Catering by Chef Melissa
  • Coming soon: Taste of Little India
  • More restaurants and caterers will be added in the days to come.

The Center for Business Services and Solutions (CBS2) is developing user training for America To Go. We will notify you when details are available.

For smaller meetings, campus employees can use a travel and entertainment (T&E) card to order and pick up meals. T&E cards are managed by Travel and Expense Management. Please refer to UC policy for guidance about using university funds for meetings and events.

Please remember that, under UC Merced rules for outside contracting, these food providers can only deliver their fare to your meeting or event. Any food setup, serving or breakdown must be performed by a campus provider; Lakeside Catering is the university’s primary option.

Thank you for your continuing efforts to help UC Merced carry out its vital mission to its students and to the San Joaquin Valley and beyond.


Procurement Services