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CruzBuy Announcements and Change Log Archive

Nov12017
Welcome Aboard CMRS!
We are pleased to announce that Copier, Mail and Receiving Services (CMRS) has joined Financial Affairs as of 11/1/17.
Along with Procurement Services, CMRS will be part of the newly formed department, Procurement and Supply Chain Services.

You can find more detail on these changes and help us welcome CMRS here.
May152017
UCSC Procurement Services e-Newsletter
A new edition of the Procurement Services Newsletter is now available. Click here to view the newsletter.
Apr282017
Fiscal Close 2016-2017 Calendar Now Available
The annual Fiscal Close Calendar for 2016-17 is now available. Click here to be redirected.
Aug32016

FIS Banner Unavailable
FIS Banner will be unavailable from noon, Monday, 8/8, through 7am, Tuesday, 8/9, while the annual Budget Roll processes are performed. CruzBuy will be available but any order submitted during this time will not process until the budget roll is completed.

Jul12016

CruzBuy Goes ERF-less!
ERFs are no longer required for meal-related purchases made solely through CruzBuy. More detail on changes to the entertainment reporting process can be found here. For questions, contact entertainmenthelp@ucsc.edu.

Jun302016

Entertainment Reporting Changes
As part of the Entertainment Reporting changes being implemented on 7/1/2016, the CruzBuy Food & Entertainment Form and the CruzBuy Catering Services Recharge Form are being revised and new versions of those forms are being implemented. Unsubmitted F&E requisitions that were input prior to 7/1/2016 will need to be rekeyed into the new form on or after 7/1. This only affects unsubmitted requisitions; any requisitions in Workflow, or that have already created Purchase Orders will not be affected. Contact buy4me@ucsc.edu with questions.

Jun202016

CruzBuy Open Labs
(Update) - Beginning July 19, CruzBuy open labs will be held every two weeks at Kerr Hall, Room 8, from 1-5 pm following each CruzBuy training. The open lab is an opportunity to drop in and ask CruzBuy-related questions, receive one-on-one assistance, or learn about shortcuts and tips. We look forward to seeing you there!

Sep12015

CruzBuy Gift Card Catalog Implementation
Introducing a new National Gift Card (NGC) catalog for the purchase of Gift cards used as non-cash employee awards or non-cash gifts to non-employees. This catalog within CruzBuy allows for gift cards to be purchased and sent directly to the requester, with e-invoicing from NGC to settle the payment. This meets Procurement Services continuing efforts to identify opportunity for streamlining of order processing while meeting minimum policy requirements, generating cost saving, and insuring minimum risk to the university. Click here to learn more.

Jul152015

CruzBuy Upgrade and Outage
CruzBuy will be unavailable beginning 6pm Friday, 7/17, through noon Sunday, 7/19, while the CruzBuy 15.2 upgrade is applied. The 15.2 upgrade will be available in CruzBuy on Monday 7/20.

Jun292015

CruzBuy - Fisher Punchout
The Fisher Scientific punchout is now available in CruzBuy! Fisher Scientific is the flagship distributor for Life and Science chemicals, consumables, equipment, and laboratory supplies for the UC System. The Fisher punchout tile is located in the General Scientific Supplies showcase. More information about the Fisher punchout can be found here.

With the new Fisher Punchout, requestors will be able to:

  • Take advantage of more than 3,200 deeply discounted items.
  • Take advantage of promotional offers.
  • Retrieve quotes from Fisher representatives.
  • Order customizable items and custom oligos.
  • Track orders placed through the punchout.

WARNING
CruzBuy users should avoid using the “Cancel This Session” button on the Fisher punchout to exit the session. Clicking on this button will erase the contents of the cart and return the user back to CruzBuy with an empty requisition.

Jun252015

CruzBuy Supplier Quote Requirements
While best practice would be to have a quote on every order, we understand it’s not always practical or efficient on low value purchase orders. Backing up your purchase requisition with pricing information such as a quote, email with pricing, or screenshot of website pricing would support and assist if any transactional issues were to arise with invoicing, or a dispute at a later date around the original terms of the order. Click here to learn more.

Jun12015

Campus Delays Implementation of New Federal Procurement Rules
University of CA - Santa Cruz will delay implementation of the new federal procurement rules found at 2 CFR Part 200, beginning with section 200.317, until July 1, 2016. Procurement Services will continue to follow the federal procurement rules found in Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-110. This deferment is authorized in Section 110-6 of the Frequently Asked Questions released by OMB and the Council on Financial Assistance Reform (COFAR) on August 29, 2014.
For more information see Uniform Guidance.

May12015

​​Fisher First!
The Fisher First program makes Fisher Scientific the flagship distributor for Life and Science chemicals, consumables, equipment, and laboratory supplies for the UC System. The agreement, based on the combined spending power of the 10 UC campuses, is expected to generate benefits greater than $10M in the first year alone. In addition, Fisher was awarded exclusive distribution for Corning brand C-contract items. Click here to learn more.

​05/01/15 - Fisher First!

The Fisher First program makes Fisher Scientific the flagship distributor for Life and Science chemicals, consumables, equipment, and laboratory supplies for the UC System. The agreement, based on the combined spending power of the 10 UC campuses, is expected to generate benefits greater than $10M in the first year alone. In addition, Fisher was awarded exclusive distribution for Corning brand C-contract items.

UCOP and Fisher will be holding several launch events at UCSC on Tuesday, June 16, to provide an overview and answer any questions about this new program.

June 16 - Intro to Fisher First Program

  • Attendees: Deans / Department Heads/Key Research Administrators
  • Location: MCD/Bio room 200
  • Time: 9- 9:30 am

June 16 - Fisher First Program Overview

  • Attendees: Department Requesters
  • Location: MCD/Bio room 200
  • Time: 9:45- 11:15 am
    • Agreement Structure
    • Scenarios & exceptions
    • e-commerce mechanics
    • Q&A

June 16 - Large Campus Event

  • Attendees: All the above plus Primary Investigators, Researchers, Clinicians, Graduate Students in Life Sciences, Lab Managers, etc.
  • Location: PSB 240
  • Time: 1- 4 pm
    • Vendor Show
    • Product Demonstrations
    • eProcurement Demonstration
Apr202015

UCSC Procurement Services e-Newsletter
A new edition of the Procurement Services Newsletter is now available. Click here to view the newsletter.

Mar232015

CruzBuy Upgrade
The 15.1 upgrade, which will be available in CruzBuy on Monday, 3/30, includes two new features: Dashboards / Widgets and Favorites folder search functionality.
Click here to learn more about these new features.

03/30/2015

The 15.1 Upgrade, available in CruzBuy on Monday, 3/30, includes two new features:
Dashboards / Widgets, and Favorites folder search functionality.

Click on the links below to learn more about these new features.

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