Purchasing and Reimbursement



UC Berkeley Controller’s Office

The Controller’s office has updated our vendoring process and retiring the fax method for New Supplier Requests

Effective April 5, 2021, new supplier setup requests will no longer be accepted via fax. All new supplier setups (excluding employees and students) will be created in the Supplier Onboarding Portal. This process, which went live in July 2020, calls for campus staff with the supplier ‘Inviter’ role in the Berkeley Financial System (BFS) to generate an emailed invitation to the supplier to self-register their information in the portal.

Next Steps
  • Starting on Monday, April 5th, 2021, new supplier setup requests submitted via fax will be rejected. Please be prepared by identifying the supplier ‘Inviter’ for your department
  • Please continue to submit updates to existing supplier records via fax until further notice
  • To become a supplier Inviter, please attend a Supplier Onboarding Portal training session. You can request enrollment information by completing the Supplier Onboarding Training Sign Up Form
  • Please visit Frequently Asked Questions for tips and guidance on on-boarding steps or contact vendoring@berkely.edu for additional on-boarding questions


Supply Chain Management

  • Effective July 26, 2021, the new shopping experience will become mandatory. This new shopping experience has been defaulted since April 2021. Users who have toggled back to continue to use the classic experience are highly encouraged to toggle to the new shopping experience since the toggle feature will be removed on the mandatory go-live date.
  • NEW! Learn about our new Small Business First Program and how Small Businesses can get certified.
  • Please note that WFHGeneric is for addresses within the state of California. For out of state addresses while working from home, please submit a ticket in ServiceNow or email your request to bearbuyhelp@berkeley.edu and be sure to include the out of state address, business justification, and department approval.