If a vendor shows up in Gateway as inactive, can't we just re-activate them?

The short answer is maybe. There are several suppliers that are populated on the backend system of Jaggaer, but have never been requested or activated by UCSB. 

If the supplier's name is written in ALL CAPS and has a Supplier Number (as shown below), then they are either an active UCSB supplier, or were once and have been inactivated for various reasons. You might be able to request a re-activation by sending us a request to gatewayhelp@bfs.ucsb.edu

If, however, the supplier's name is *not* in all caps (see below), this vendor has never been active for UCSB in Gateway and they will need a brand new Add Supplier request submitted to BFS at: https://www.bfs.ucsb.edu/forms/gateway-supplier-add-form

NOTE: if a formerly inactivated UCSB vendor has not had an order placed in the past two years, a new supplier request will need to be submitted. 

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Procurement Services