Personal Protective Equipment and Face Coverings

Dear Colleagues, Please review the following message from EH&S regarding the procurement of personal protective equipment and face coverings. Bobbi ********************************************************** Hello Campus Procurement and Purchasing groups, As campus Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S), we have received many questions about the procurement process of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and face coverings as the campus slowly...
By Bobbi McCracken (Associate Vice Chancellor for Business & Financial Services and Controller) | | eBuy Transactors User List, MSO Admins

BFS Operations during Campus Closure

Dear Colleagues: With the campus closure and remote work being conducted by most campus units, modifications to certain processes are necessary to best support the campus during these unprecedented times. Although Business and Financial Services (BFS*) remains operational with the majority of our employees working remotely, the following guidance is provided based on inquiries from...
By Bobbi McCracken (Associate Vice Chancellor for Business & Financial Services and Controller) | | MSO Admins, eBuy Transactors User List, Travel Coordinators User List, UCRFS Users List

COVID-19-INTERIM GUIDANCE: DELIVERY LOCATION OF UNIVERSITY GOODS

Dear Colleagues, Due to the campus closure, the following interim guidance regarding delivery location is effective through 4/30/2020; all other standard procurement policies still apply. Normally, goods purchased by the University should be delivered to Central Receiving located at 3401 Watkins Drive, Riverside, CA 92521. In response to the COVID-19 and the campus closure, many...
By Bobbi McCracken (Associate Vice Chancellor for Business & Financial Services and Controller) | | Travel Coordinators User List, eBuy Transactors User List, ePay Transactors Users List, MSO Admins

COVID-19 Supply Chain Update

Dear Colleagues, Due to COVID-19 concerns and the high demand for certain supplies, several UC suppliers are reporting various items may be on back-order. Products such as masks, hand sanitizers, and nitrile gloves to be flagged as "LIMITED AVAILABILITY", or in a few cases the entire supplier's catalog has been marked as "Check for Availability"...
By Bobbi McCracken (Associate Vice Chancellor for Business & Financial Services and Controller) | | MSO Admins, eBuy Transactors User List

ProCard Expanded Functionality

From: Bobbi A McCracken <bobbi.mccracken@ucr.edu> Sent: Friday, January 4, 2019 5:48 PM To: msoadm@scotmail.ucr.edu Cc: Ellery L Triche <ellery.triche@ucr.edu>; Gigi Tisdom <edvige.tisdom@ucr.edu>; Aver R Smith <aver.smith@ucr.edu>; procard@ucr.edu; TravelFeedback@ucr.edu Subject: ProCard Expanded Functionality Dear Colleagues, In order to provide departments with increased flexibility to meet operational procurement and travel needs, Procurement Services and the Accounting Office...
By Bobbi McCracken (Associate Vice Chancellor for Business & Financial Services and Controller) | | Travel Coordinators User List, ePay Transactors Users List, eBuy Transactors User List, UCRFS Users List

Low Value Purchasing Authorization (LVPA) Increase for eBuy-Department Authorized Purchase Orders (DAPO) and ProCard Transactions

In order to provide departments with increased flexibility to meet operational procurement needs, Business & Financial Services is pleased to announce the campus Low Value Purchasing Authorization (LVPA) threshold level increased from $2,500.00 to $5,000.00 for non-capital equipment items effective August 2018. These new thresholds are available for eBuy transactors and Procurement Cardholders. For eBuy...
By Bobbi McCracken (Associate Vice Chancellor for Business & Financial Services and Controller) | | MSO Admins, SAA Announce Users List, eBuy Transactors User List

eBuy/AP Users Group Meeting Scheduled for March

The next eBuy/Accounts Payable Users Group meeting is scheduled for: Date: Tuesday, March 20th Time: 9:30-11:00 am Location: Alumni & Visitors Center. A meeting agenda will be forwarded by Friday March 9th
By Ellery Triche (Director of Procurement Services, Business Contracts, Accounts Payable & Travel) | | eBuy Transactors User List

eBuy Transactors Users List

The next eBuy/Accounts Payable User's Group meeting is scheduled for Thursday (December 14th) from 9:30 to 11:00 am in the Alumni & Visitors Center. A final meeting agenda will be released as soon as possible prior to the meeting.
By Ellery Triche (Director of Procurement Services, Business Contracts, Accounts Payable & Travel) | | eBuy Transactors User List

eBuy/AP User's Group Meeting-Make up Session

The 2nd session of this month's eBuy/Accounts Payable User's Group meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 27th from 10:00 to 11:30 am in the HUB, Room 355.
By Ellery Triche (Director of Procurement Services, Business Contracts, Accounts Payable & Travel) | | eBuy Transactors User List

eBuy/Accounts Payable User's Group Meeting Scheduled

The next eBuy/Accounts Payable User's Group meeting is scheduled for this Wednesday (July 12th) from 10:30 to 11:30 am in the HUB, Room 355. This month's agenda will focus on eBuy and Procurement Services. Key topic areas include: Staffing Updates (Procurement Services & Accounts Payable) eBuy/Procurement Services UCR Policies & Procedures Sorry for the very...
By Ellery Triche (Director of Procurement Services, Business Contracts, Accounts Payable & Travel) | | eBuy Transactors User List

Sales Tax Rate Changes Effective 4/1/17

With the approval of the City of Riverside's Measure Z in November 2016, new sales tax rates go into effect on April 1, 2017. The new tax rates will impact department procurement transactions and department sale of goods/merchandise. On April 1, 2017, sales tax rate in the City of Riverside will increase by 1% from...
By Bobbi McCracken (Associate Vice Chancellor for Business & Financial Services and Controller) | | MSO Admins, eBuy Transactors User List

Sales Tax Rate Changes

With the expiration of Proposition 30 and the approval of Measure Z, several sales tax rate changes will occur over the next few months impacting department procurement transactions and the sale of goods/merchandise. On January 1, 2017, the .25% sales tax rate increase associated with 2012’s Proposition 30 will expire. In Riverside County, the sales/use...
By Bobbi McCracken (Associate Vice Chancellor for Business & Financial Services and Controller) | | MSO Admins, eBuy Transactors User List

eBuy Enhancements (09/2016)

As part of campus Organizational Excellence and Lean Thinking processes, Business & Financial Services and Computing & Communications are pleased to announce the following enhancements to eBuy. PO Invoice Department Approval Threshold: UC policy requires explicit approval for the payment of purchase order-related invoices above a designated threshold. After discussing with Organizational CFAOs, the group...
By Bobbi McCracken (Associate Vice Chancellor for Business & Financial Services and Controller) and David Gracey (Director of Enterprise Application Development) | | SAA Announce Users List, eBuy Transactors User List

eBuy/Accounts Payable User Group Meeting 10/3 at 3:00 pm

An eBuy/Accounts Payable Users Group meeting will be held on October 3rd (Monday) from 3:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. in Alumni Redmond Dining Room. The proposed agenda topics include: Staffing Update (Bobbi McCracken) Service Level Agreement (Bobbi McCracken) Procurement to Payment Best Practices (Bobbi McCracken) Vendor Invoices (Aver Smith) Fair Wage/Fair Work (Gae Purvis) Prevailing Wage...
By Bobbi McCracken (Associate Vice Chancellor for Business & Financial Services and Controller) | | eBuy Transactors User List, ePay Transactors Users List