September 19, 2017 - In This Issue:

The University of California Office of the President (UCOP) has announced updates to three systemwide agreements with contracted suppliers. They are:
  • SIGMA ALDRICH: Freight terms with Sigma Aldrich have been simplified. UCSF will pay $21.99 for orders below $250.  For orders above $250, customers receive free freight on standard or truck delivery. Department of Transportation assessment applies.
  • EMD MILLIPORE: The company's Life Sciences products are now offered through the Fisher catalog and customers receive free freight for your orders.
  • LIFE-TECH: New discounted freight terms are now a flat $13. Standard rates will continue to apply for dry ice, blue ice and hazardous handling.
Upcoming Software Form Improvements

Earlier this year, a new BearBuy Software Form was introduced for software and cloud computing purchases to identify and mitigate notable potential risks associated with these types of purchases.
After the launch of the Software Form, we received valuable feedback from our campus community about the Software Form guidance. We are listening, and based on this feedback, we are currently working to provide more clarity on the form usage by improving the guidance on the form and the  Software Guide.
Please look for more details about Software Form and guidance improvements in upcoming Supply Chain Management newsletters. 
Use America To Go for On-Campus Catering

As a friendly reminder,   all catering orders for on-campus meetings and e vents should be placed through the  America To Go (ATG) punch-out in BearBuy. "On campus" includes all UCSF locations within the City of San Francisco.  The ATG punch-ou t currently offers menus from 120 caterers to meet your needs.    When placing your order using the ATG punch-out in BearBuy, allow sufficient time for departmental order review and approval prior to the event taking place.   
For more information, please visit our ATG website .  

Q: If I am using different BearBuy forms, what forms cannot be mixed in the same shopping cart?

A:   Do not mix a Change Order Request Form, Payment Request Form, Meeting and Entertainment Payment Request Form, After the Fact Purchase Order (PO) Form, Outbound Freight Form or Standing Order Amount Form with any other items in your cart. (Reminder : To request to close multiple POs, attach a list of POs to your Change Order Request Form using this spreadsheet template .)  


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