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Your Purchasing Coordinator

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


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 purchase the department is required to maintain documentation for all expenses purchased with university funding.

Submit receipts to the Economics Business Office within two weeks of purchase. Reimbursement requests must be processed by our office within 30 days or the reimbursement may be considered taxable income.

Receipts must include:

  • Itemized description(s) of expense
  • Name of vendor
  • Date
  • Amount paid
  • Method of payment

Note: receipt of documentation for Express Card purchases is time sensitive and all documentation should be submitted immediately upon purchase.