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!

  • 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.