Buying


Your Purchasing Coordinator

Amanda Brainerd
Sequoyah Hall, Rm. 255
Phone: 858-534-2299
Fax: 858-822-2657

Additional Information

Faculty have the authority to make purchases that are compliant with UC San Diego purchasing guidelines.*

In compliance with UC San Diego policy, there are 3 ways you can make purchases: 

  1. Marketplace: UCSD's one-stop shopping site. The preferred method for all purchasing needs.
  2. Recharge: using your index number to make purchases on campus via recharge is one of the most convenient ways to make official purchases.
    1. How to Buy Using Recharge
    2. Campus Vendors
  3. Express Card: use this method to make purchases of non-restricted items from off-campus vendors for purchases valuing up to $4,999.00.
    1. Restricted Purchases
    2. Applying for an Express Card
      1. Complete the Express Card Agreement and the Online Training
      2. Turn the Express Card Agreement to your Express Card Department Administrator
      3. You will receive your card in 2-3 weeks
    3. Disputes

**Purchasing New Computers: View Blink's information on how to buy new PCs or Apple products with UCSD negotiated prices. Be sure to follow UCSD purchasing policy. You can also email SSCF for assistance in finding and purchasing a computer.

After you've made a purcahse the department is required to maintain documentation for all expenses purchased with university funding. Please follow these guidelines to properly submit the required documentation:

Marketplace: place packing slips in the Other Purchasing mailbox in the faculty mailroom.

Recharge: place original receipts on the Other Purchasing mailbox in the faculty mailroom.

Express Card: write the approprite index number on the original receipt, place original receipts and packing slips in the Express Card mailbox in the faculty mailroom. 
Note: receipt of documentation for Express Card purchases is time sensitive and all documentation should be submitted immediately upon purchase.

*Note: Use of personal funds and a subsequent request for reimbursement is not an approved method of purchase and is not in compliance with UC San Diego policy.