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Supplier Announcements Archive

Jun82021
Coming Soon: Small Business First!
Small businesses play a significant role in the California economy, but small businesses face major challenges, especially due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Targeted procurement programs like Small Business First can help small businesses mitigate these difficulties.

With the Small Business First program, the University of California is committing to providing contracting and procurement opportunities with certified Small Businesses (SBs), Microbusinesses (MBs), and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (DVBEs). The University has established the Small Business First policy to increase the utilization of these businesses in alignment with UC’s sustainability goals and overall mission.

Check out our new Small Business First resource to learn more.
Feb12021
Notice to Vendors: Fraudulent Purchase Order Email Activity
We want to alert you to an email scam involving fraudulent purchase orders and requests for product quotations purporting to originate from UC Santa Cruz. While the university cannot prevent this illegal action, we are actively working to inform our suppliers of this on-going activity. Common features of these supplier-targeted counterfeit UCSC orders include:
  • The email message is poorly written, with misspellings and awkward sentence structure
  • Orders start with an e-mail inquiry asking for a quote for a small order followed by a subsequent request for a larger order
  • The order designates a Ship-To address that is not a UCSC facility or indicates the product will be picked up at the supplier’s premises
  • Invalid contact information, such as email addresses using deceptive extensions; e.g. @ucsantascruz.com or @ucsc.mygbiz.com
  • The message may include an attachment designed to look like a purchase order, and it may include a logo or other graphic, and in some cases, a signature
  • Please note that the university’s internet address is www.ucsc.edu and it is not our practice to ask our suppliers to ship to addresses that are not UCSC campus facilities. It is also not our practice to place orders for merchandise that will be picked up at supplier premises
  • The request lists the address of UC Office of the President in Oakland, which is not a UCSC address
  • The request includes the title of Procurement Chancellor, which is a fictitious position
If you believe you have received a fraudulent order or quotation request, you may forward it to UCSC Procurement Services at buy4me@ucsc.edu to verify the communication’s legitimacy before responding. You may also contact the Procurement Services department by telephone at: 831-459-2311.
Aug192020
Financial Affairs Response Times Impacted
As with many campus units, there are a significant number of Financial Affairs staff impacted by the CZU Lightning Complex Fire. Response times for all Financial Affairs departments may be slower than usual. Be safe, everyone.
Apr132020
Financial Affairs Response to COVID-19
During this unprecedented time, our entire UCSC community has been directly impacted by the magnitude of the global COVID-19 crisis. Many temporary adjustments have been, and continue to be, made to our financial policy and processes in order to accommodate our UCSC community and to help our campus navigate this difficult period.

For more information on the response and related resources, please visit our Financial Affairs Response to COVID-19 page.
Nov12018
Notice to Vendors: Fraudulent Purchase Order Email Activity
We want to alert you to an email scam involving purchase orders and requests for product quotations purporting to originate from UC Santa Cruz, but are in fact fraudulent. While the university cannot prevent this illegal action, we are actively working to inform our suppliers of this on-going activity. Common features of these supplier-targeted counterfeit UCSC orders include:
  • The email message is poorly written, with misspellings and awkward sentence structure.
  • Orders start with an e-mail inquiry asking for a quote for a small order followed by a subsequent request for a larger order.
  • The order designates a Ship To address that is not a UCSC facility or indicates the product will be picked up at the supplier’s premises.
  • Invalid contact information, such as email addresses using deceptive extensions; e.g. @ucsantascruz.com or @ucsc.mygbiz.com.
  • The message may include an attachment that is designed to look like a purchase order, and may include a logo or other graphic, or a signature.
  • Please note that the university’s internet address is www.ucsc.edu and it is not our practice to ask our suppliers to ship to addresses that are not UCSC campus facilities. It is also not our practice to place orders for merchandise that will be picked up at supplier premises.
  • They list the address of UC Office of the President in Oakland, which is not a UCSC address.
  • They include the title of Procurement Chancellor, which is a fictitious position.
If you believe you have received a fraudulent order or quotation request you may forward it to UCSC Procurement Services at buy4me@ucsc.edu to verify the communication’s legitimacy before responding. You may also contact the Procurement Services department by telephone at: 831-459-2311.
Sep222017
Notice to Vendors: Fraudulent Purchase Order Email Activity
We want to alert you to an email scam involving fraudulent purchase orders and requests for product quotations purporting to originate from UC Santa Cruz, but are in fact fraudulent. While the university cannot prevent this illegal action, we are actively working to inform our suppliers of this on-going activity. Common features of these supplier-targeted counterfeit UCSC orders include:
  • The email message is poorly written, with misspellings and awkward sentence structure.
  • Orders start with an e-mail inquiry asking for a quote for a small order followed by a subsequent request for a larger order.
  • The order designates a Ship To address that is not a UCSC facility or indicates the product will be picked up at the supplier’s premises.
  • Invalid contact information, such as email addresses using deceptive extensions; e.g. @ucsantascruz.com or @ucsc.mygbiz.com.
  • The message may include an attachment that is designed to look like a purchase order, and may include a logo or other graphic, or a signature.
  • Please note that the university’s internet address is www.ucsc.edu and it is not our practice to ask our suppliers to ship to addresses that are not UCSC campus facilities. It is also not our practice to place orders for merchandise that will be picked up at supplier premises.

If you believe you have received a fraudulent order or quotation request you may forward it to UCSC Procurement Services at buy4me@ucsc.edu to verify the communication’s legitimacy before responding. You may also contact the Procurement Services department by telephone at: 831-459-2311.

Apr282016
Notice to Vendors: Fraudulent Purchase Order Email Activity
We want to alert you to an email scam involving fraudulent purchase orders and requests for product quotations purporting to originate from UC Santa Cruz, but are in fact fraudulent. While the university cannot prevent this illegal action, we are actively working to inform our suppliers of this on-going activity. Common features of these supplier-targeted counterfeit UCSC orders include:

  • The email message is poorly written, with misspellings and awkward sentence structure.
  • Orders start with an e-mail inquiry asking for a quote for a small order followed by a subsequent request for a larger order.
  • The order designates a Ship To address that is not a UCSC facility or indicates the product will be picked up at the supplier’s premises.
  • Invalid contact information, such as email addresses using a deceptive extensions; e.g. @ucsantascruz.com or @ucsc.mygbiz.com.
  • The message may include an attachment that is designed to look like a purchase order, and may include a logo or other graphic, or a signature.
  • Please note that the university’s internet address is www.ucsc.edu and it is not our practice to ask our suppliers to ship to addresses that are not UCSC campus facilities. It is also not our practice to place orders for merchandise that will be picked up at supplier premises.

If you believe you have received a fraudulent order or quotation request you may forward it to UCSC Procurement Services at buy4me@ucsc.edu to verify the communication’s legitimacy before responding. You may also contact the Procurement Services department by telephone at: 831-459-2311.
Nov132015
Notice to Vendors: Fraudulent Purchase Order Email Activity
We want to alert you to an email scam involving fraudulent purchase orders and requests for product quotations purporting to originate from UC Santa Cruz, but are in fact fraudulent. While the university cannot prevent this illegal action, we are actively working to inform our suppliers of this on-going activity. Common features of these supplier-targeted counterfeit UCSC orders include:
  • The email message is poorly written, with misspellings and awkward sentence structure.
  • Orders start with an e-mail inquiry asking for a quote for a small order followed by a subsequent request for a larger order.
  • The order designates a Ship To address that is not a UCSC facility or indicates the product will be picked up at the supplier’s premises.
  • Invalid contact information, such as email addresses using a deceptive extensions; e.g. @ucsantascruz.com or @ucsc.mygbiz.com.
  • The message may include an attachment that is designed to look like a purchase order, and may include a logo or other graphic, or a signature.
  • Please note that the university’s internet address is www.ucsc.edu and it is not our practice to ask our suppliers to ship to addresses that are not UCSC campus facilities. It is also not our practice to place orders for merchandise that will be picked up at supplier premises.
If you believe you have received a fraudulent order or quotation request you may forward it to UCSC Procurement Services at buy4me@ucsc.edu to verify the communication’s legitimacy before responding. You may also contact the Procurement Services department by telephone at: 831-459-2311.
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