Frequently Asked Questions Search Question Titles Search Content Apply When does a purchase have to go out to bid? Is it ok for me to sign a quote, proposal or contract, even for catering, hotel, or other event-related contracts on behalf of UCSB or UC? Is UCSB exempt from Sales Tax? What are the UC ethics on accepting gifts from vendors? My department needs some invitations printed, and my husband owns a printing press. Can I use his company for our invitations? Who do I contact about Cell Phones (Verizon/AT&T)? What is the difference between Maintenance and Construction? Why are some products in Gateway priced higher than I can find elsewhere? Terms and conditions are referenced at the bottom of my quote. Can I agree to these? When do I need a quote in Gateway? How do I pay or process Honoraria? If a Consultant determines a product or service is required as a result of the work they perform, can they provide it? Is a Purchase Order a Contract? How do I know if I pay an invoice on a Miscellaneous Direct Payment Request form or a Purchase Order? Will Best Buy take a Walk-In Purchase Order? Toner: Should I accept unsolicited Toner mailed to my Dept? Is any Toner vendor authorized to cancel my Copier Contract? How can I buy from Costco? How do I use a Vendor Blanket? Can I buy a security camera for my department? How do I pay a bus/charter? My department wants to borrow, evaluate, or demo equipment. What do I need? Is my equipment purchase eligible for the Partial Tax Exemption? Can I pay a Membership fee or Sponsorship in Gateway? When would I need to purchase Transit Risk Insurance? How do I justify Price Reasonableness? How do I justify profit in a federal non-competitive justification? What about Auctions? What about Sponsorships or Donations? Who can sign contracts or quotes? A faculty member in our department wants to enter into a Services Agreement, but I think it may be Research. How do I proceed? Why is my security or surveillance camera purchase being held up? What's this I'm hearing about not being able to use 7200? How can I use the Walk-In Form? Selling items: How can I “sell” an item my department no longer needs? Can my department serve alcohol at a UC sponsored or hosted event? Can UCSB pay Faculty's publishing costs? Can a faculty member buy software for personal use with department money?