Buying Goods

The following approved university methods are available for purchasing goods. 

NOTE: Hospital (Chart H) account purchases are processed through the UCDMC Purchasing Department and not through the methods described below.
  • AggieBuy: This is the UC Davis e-procurement system featuring more than 45 supplier catalogs, and is the preferred method of purchasing supplies AND capital assets (at or over $5K) for the Davis campus, School of Medicine, and ANR departments. This system allows you to order from a variety of contracted suppliers, with no per-order dollar limit. Payment is automatic, so there is no invoice to pay!

  • AggieSupply Stores: These are the physical stores on the Davis campus managed by the Supply Chain Management (SCM) team, including the Scientific Store, and the Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO) Store.  AggieSupply catalogs are also featured in AggieBuy for departmental delivery and/or store pick-up.

  • AggieSurplus and Services: This SCM unit provides a second life for no-longer needed or unused departmental equipment and supplies, offering them for sale to other campus departments and the general public.  

  • Procurement Card: A convenient way to make purchases of less than $10,000 (excluding capital assets) online or at a store when the desired items are not available in AggieBuy.

  • Kuali Financial System Requisition: Use KFS to make purchases of any dollar amount when the desired items are not available in AggieBuy. Most purchases over $10,000 will automatically route to and require the approval of a buyer in Procurement & Contracting Services. NOTE: Purchases from $10K to $250K are subject to the UC Small Business First Program, with specific purchasing instructions.

Not sure which method to use?  Find the best method for your purchase on How Do I Buy.