Purchasing Commercially Available Data

Supply Chain Management (SCM)

If you need to purchase goods and/or services (potentially involving data) from a supplier, the SCM Buyer that supports your department will assist you on the agreement and Purchase Order (payment mechanism). SCM supports the academic and research mission of the university by developing the agreement with the Supplier and assessing the level of risk to help protect the UC IP through compliance with UC, State, and Federal requirements. The University requires that Suppliers doing business with the UC accept the UC Terms and Conditions of Purchase, Data Security, and when applicable the UC Agreement depending on the nature of services. SCM has delegated authority for high dollar purchases of goods and services greater than $10,000 and in addition all orders of any dollar value when they involve special considerations. When orders are greater than or equal to $100,000, requirements must be competitively bid unless they have a valid exemption to competitive bidding.

BearBuy (Low Dollar Purchases) 

If you have a low dollar purchase of common unrestricted data under $10,000, departmental users can purchase the data through BearBuy as long as there is not a contract that needs to be signed. Buyers with a letter of the delegation will need to sign any contracts with Suppliers. Please select Buyer Intervention during the requisition creation process to route an order to your department-assigned Buyer. Individual faculty members, staff, and students should contact their department business officer.