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Important BearBuy Updates

March 2017

Dear BearBuy Users,
We would like to inform you of a few updates.  Please review the topics below and follow the links or scroll down for more information on each topic. 
This month's BearBuy News:
As always, if you have any questions, please contact Customer Support at (415) 514-4100, Option 2 or  appsupport@ucsf.edu  for immediate assistance.

Thank you for your continued support, 
BearBuy Team 
UCSF Supply Chain Management

In 2016, Thermo Fisher Scientific acquired the Affymetrix company. Creating value for their customers is a top priority and they are making it easier to order life sciences products from their combined portfolio.
As of November 2016, Affymetrix microarray solutions, USB molecular biology reagents and eBioscience immunology antibodies, reagents and assays were made available at UC through our preferred laboratory supply channel, Fisher Scientific which include: Invitrogen™ eBioscience™ and Applied Biosystems™ USB™ products for North America. Product highlights include: Antibodies, ProcartaPlex Multiplex Immunoassays and ExoSAP-IT PCR Cleanup Kits.
Over 11,000 Affymetrix SKUs can easily be acquired through BearBuy via the Fisher Scientific hosted catalog and Punch-out. If you are unable to locate an Affymetrix product in BearBuy, contact your Fisher Representative and they will be happy to assist you .

3. ATG Punch-out - New LivingGreen Promotion for Zero Waste and Sustainable Food Catering

In order to promote UC sustainability goals at UCSF, the Office of Sustainability and Supply Chain Management have added LivingGreen icons and a filter in the America To Go Punch-out catalog in BearBuy.

As of February 28, 2017:
  • Click the LivingGreen tile: See details about green leaf icons and how they support our zero waste and sustainable goals.


  • Leaf icons indicate three categories for qualifying ATG caterers:


  • Use the LIVING GREEN filter to locate caterers with a leaf designation:


If you have any questions please see the Office of Sustainability's LivingGreen Event Guide or contact Sustainability@ucsf.edu

4. "Did you know" Useful BearBuy Tips
Q:  What does the STOP sign beside the supplier name in BearBuy mean?
A:  The STOP sign indicates that the supplier is not open for ordering. If you are submitting a Payment Request Form in BearBuy you can disregard the STOP sign next to the supplier name.

Q: How can a supplier be opened for ordering in BearBuy?

A: If the supplier accepts Purchase Orders, they must complete and submit the UCSF Substitute W-9 & Supplier Information Form to have the STOP sign removed.  Please note, Purchase Order details (Section 2 of page 1) must be completed.
To open a foreign supplier for ordering, send the request to vendors@ucsf.edu and include the supplier's email address where the Purchase Order will be sent.