June 16, 2017 - In This Issue:

Please be aware that the Santa Cruz Biotech systemwide contract (UCOP-41) with the University of California expires June 30, 2017, and will not be renewed at this time.

There will no longer be a UCOP-sponsored, systemwide Santa Cruz Biotech e-catalog. UC will not renew our contract with Santa Cruz Biotech, based on USDA's revocation of SCBT's license for violating the US Animal Welfare Act.

Please use any of the following alternative catalog suppliers for your biotech needs:
  1. Fisher Scientific
  2. VWR
  3. Cell Signaling
  4. Abcam
Recycle Your Used Toner Cartridges - It's Free and Easy

Did you know that there's an easy way to recycle your used toner cartridges Place used toner cartridges in sealed boxes with your outgoing mail. UCSF Logistics will pickup and responsibly recycle these cartridges free of charge.
If you have a UPS return label, apply it to the box and these boxes will be given to UPS.
Thank you for keeping UCSF "GREEN" and moving us towards carbon neutrality by 2025.  For more information or questions, please email logistics@ucsf.edu .
New Bio-Rad Laboratories Configurable Punch-Out Catalog

We are excited to announce that a Bio-Rad Laboratories Configurable Punch-out Catalog is now available in BearBuy making purchases of your customized products including Prime PCR and Bio-Plex Assays more efficient. 

I have a requisition that requires a signature on a contract, but it is under $5,000 and does not route to a Supply Chain Management (SCM) Buyer for review. How can I make sure my requisition will route to a SCM Buyer 
to review and sign the contract?

A: Upon checkout, s elect the "Buyer Intervention" checkbox on your requisition. The checkbox can be found on the Requisition's Summary tab, in the General section. After your department approves the requisition, it will route to your department's assigned Supply Chain Management (SCM) Buyer.

Please only select the Buyer Intervention checkbox for orders under $5,000 that normally would not route to a SCM Buyer AND when:
  • There is a contract, order form, or estimate that requires a signature from a University representative
  • A supplier wants to use their own Terms and Conditions and/or won't accept the UC standard Terms and Conditions
  • Purchasing temporary staffing using a non-contracted firm
  • Purchasing restricted items such as explosives
  • A Non-Disclosure Agreement is needed
Please do not select the Buyer Intervention checkbox in place of selecting a form's HIPAA dropdown option, using another more appropriate flag on your order, or using a form that automatically requires SCM Buyer review (i.e. DEA Controlled Substances Form, Capital Equipment Form, etc.).

For BearBuy technical support, how-to help or questions regarding basic purchasing, contact the IT Service Desk.
Phone: (415) 514-4100, option 2 (M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)


For general Supply Chain Management questions, please email

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