Supply Chain Management Winter Curtailment 2023

October 19, 2023

Business Services (BearBUY, Procurement, Business Contracts & Brand Protection, Property Management, and Library Bindery) will observe the Thanksgiving closure period from 11/23/2023 through 11/24/2023 and winter curtailment/holiday break beginning at noon, 12/22/2023 and returning to the office on 01/03/2024.

The campus community is encouraged to submit requests for services and high-value orders (over $10,000) by 12/01/2023 for any goods or services required for research and operational continuity in December. Business Services will make every effort to complete work in the order submitted. During the curtailment period, self-service tools such as BearBUY, BETS, and BCMS will be available for use although approvals will be impacted by staff availability.

Catalog orders that meet auto-approval thresholds will continue to dispatch normally in BearBUY. Orders requiring additional approval levels may be delayed based on departmental staffing levels across campus.

Emergency Life-Safety acquisitions and automatic approvals (such as catalog orders under $1,000.00) will continue to be processed over the curtailment periods.

If you have an emergency during this time, please email your assigned buyer and copy with the subject line "Emergency Acquisition" and be sure to include a description of the business need as well as a PO or Requisition Number. A buyer will contact you as soon as possible during regular business hours.

As a reminder: Only those emergencies necessary to protect the life-safety of the campus community will be processed. Departments must plan to obtain sufficient safety stock to maintain research continuity.

Please report any service issues or unscheduled downtime to When checking Service Levels, please note a delay in turnaround time due to limited staffing.

For emergencies related to Moving Services and Property Management, please contact Eric Anglim, Director, 510-409-0044,; include a description of the emergency and return contact information.