Important BearBuy Updates
Dear BearBuy Users,
If you have any questions, please contact the Help Desk at
Director of Operations and Technology
UCSF and UC Berkeley Campus Procurement
1. January/February BearBuy Classroom Training Schedule
Login to Blu
to access the UC Berkeley Learning Center to register for the
upcoming BearBuy classroom sessions:
|Tuesday, January 21||BEESS967-140130 ||BearBuy Voucher Approver|
|Thursday, January 23||BEESS965-140123 ||BearBuy Requisition Creator|
|Tuesday, January 28||BEESS966-140128 ||BearBuy Authorizer and Requisition Approver|
|Wednesday, February 5||BEESS968-140205 ||BearBuy Match Exception Preparer |
|Wednesday, February 5 ||BEESS973-140205 ||BearBuy Change Order Preparer|
2. December 6th Bears That Buy Town Hall Update
We would like to thank everyone who attended our Bears That Buy Town Hall on December 6th. The turnout was fantastic and we received a lot of great feedback! We appreciate the opportunity to hear your comments. Your input is valuable to us and will be used in the upcoming year as we focus on improving BearBuy.
For those of you, who were not able to make it, we would still love to hear from you. Please email the BearBuy Help Desk
to let us know what you think.
3. America To Go Catalog Update
We are excited to announce that the America To Go catalog will go live in the BearBuy catalog in the first quarter of 2014.
Visit the America To Go FAQs webpage to learn about:
- The campus town hall in February. This event will include an overview of the BearBuy catalog functionality and an opportunity to ask questions.
- The current participating caterers list.
4. Dell JACS Model Replacements
The specifications for Dell computers under the Joint Administrative Computing Standards (JACS) program have recently been updated. Details on Apple and Dell updates will be updated in the News section of the JACS homepage in January.
These changes incorporate new laptop and desktop configurations, replacing older models that have been retired.
The models being retired and replaced are:
|Retired Models||New Models|
|OptiPlex 9010 (standard desktop)||OptiPlex 9020|
|Latitude E6230 & 6430U (ultra-portabelle laptop)||Latitude E7240 Ultrabook|
|Latitude E6430 (standard desktop)||Latitude E7440|
|OptiPlex 3010 SFF (budget desktop)||OptiPlex 3020 SFF|
5. "Did You Know?" BearBuy Tips
When campus end users have questions or problems with invoices, please contact the BearBuy Help Desk at 510-664-9000 (options 1, 2, 1) or BearBuyHelp@berkeley.edu for assistance.
The product I want to purchase is not in the catalog but I see it on the supplier's website. Can I still order this item?
Yes, you would use the Non-Catalog Form to purchase an item from a supplier that is not found in their BearBuy catalog. The products in the catalogs are based on the Strategic Sourcing/UCOP negotiated contract and may not include all items that the vendor offers.
Please attach a quote/estimate for backup or a link to the item on the supplier's website.