Our online e-procurement system allows you to order from a variety of contracted suppliers, non-catalog suppliers, and provides walk-in PO’s. You also have the ability to set up vendor blanket orders within Gateway.
Thresholds - All orders with UCOP Agreement vendors (indicated with this icon- Strategically Sourced) have been competitively bid. Most requisitions can be processed without Central Purchasing's involvement, up to $10,000.00. All vendor blankets and restricted items, however, will be routed to Central Purchasing for review.
Any order (regardless of funding source) over $99,999.99 must either be:
a) awarded to a certified small business, microbusiness, or disabled veteran business enterprise (DVBE) if less than $100,000 and one qualified quote is obtained, or
b) awarded to a certified small business, microbusiness, or disabled veteran business enterprise (DVBE) if between $100,000 and $250,000 and two qualified quotes obtained, or
c) competitively bid
Visit our Small and Diverse Business Program page for more information on how to identify certified small and DVBE businesses.
Process Times -
- Requisitions going through only departmental review can be as quick as it takes for your department to approve the order.
- Requisitions that are routed to Campus Purchasing may take up to 5 days to process. Purchasing has a list of over 100 items to consider on every purchase order, so we do need time to process all the requisitions we receive.
- Requisitions that are routed to Contracts require at least 3 weeks lead time, as contract negotiations require extra time.
Any questions about this process can be directed to email@example.com