Procurement Services

Supplier Information

Any supplier in this Supplier Class is immediately set up for "Three-Way Match" due to past invoicing issues with departments; the invoice, departmental receipt and purchase order need to match in order for payment to be processed.

This gives departments an extra way to watch payments go through the system.

Suppliers currently in this supplier class are:

  • Air Liquide
  • Edmund Optics Inc.
  • Kone Inc.
  • University Wafer

If you feel that there is a supplier that should be in this supplier class based on issues with invoicing, please submit your request to

If you are having problems accessing the McMaster-Carr Punchout follow the instructions below for deleting the cookie. If you have logged into McMaster Carr's website in the past for purchasing online, you'll need to clear the "cookie" before the Punchout will work:

  1. Log out of Gateway and/or McMaster.
  2. Click on this link:
  3. Verify you see the message that "Your cookie has been cleared"
  4. Log into Gateway, and enter the McMaster Punchout.

If you visit (outside of the Gateway Punchout) again, repeat the steps.

If you are having problems displaying content on the McMaster-Carr punchout. Follow the instructions below.

For those of you who use Firefox as your internet browser please note that the recent update (Firefox Version 23) caused a security feature to block mixed content on web pages (mixed content is a combination secure and non-secure content). We contacted McMaster who recommended our users take the following actions to display their site correctly:

  • When the site does not load and a shield is displayed to the left of the Navigation bar at the top. Load the page by clicking on the shield and selecting the option to "Disable Protection on this Page". (Please note you will have to do this each time you access the punch-out).

Since UCOP was unable to renew the Qiagen catalog, Qiagen products can be purchased through the VWR punch-out.

A benefit of utilizing the VWR punch-out for the purchase of Qiagen products is reduced shipping costs. We have found that VWR charges a flat rate of around $40 for shipping which is significantly reduced from the hundreds of dollars in shipping charges that were being seen from buying direct from Qiagen.

To purchase Qiagen products, simply access the VWR punch-out located on the Gateway homepage.

Once inside the punch-out, use the search bar and enter in Qiagen item numbers.

This will pull up your Qiagen product, which you can then add to your cart.

Checking out, will transfer the products back into Gateway to complete your shopping and workflow process.

Please note that 90% of the Qiagen catalog is currently loaded into the VWR punch-out. If there is a product that you do not find in the punch-out that is needed, please reach out to our VWR rep, Golda Messer and she will be able to work with you to get a quote for your desired products. Using that quote, you can use the non-catalog link on the Homepage in Gateway to build your cart in the system.

Need to order Apple Products? Click here.

Using the Flexcard for transactions with Amazon is still allowed and appropriate.

Please select Xerox Corporation for any order for a large business machine or maintenance renewal.

Please select Xerox Direct for any desk printers and accessories.

First, your department must submit an "Add Supplier Form" to our Helpdesk to add the Vendor to Gateway. Once you receive the notification from Purchasing that your vendor is available for use, you can start filling your cart.

You have the option of using the Walk-In PO Form. You can print out your order and hand it to the vendor directly to receive your items; the PO will not be forwarded to the vendor through Gateway. You also still have the option to use your Flexcard.

Our Dell rep has made efforts to make the Sales Created E-Quotes portal easy to use.

Please check out the instructions for any help or tips on how to access that part of the portal if it is unfamilar to you!


Dell's punch-out contains a mixed content blocker which can interfere with certain browsers.

Browsers that cannot effectively punch-out due to the mixed content blocker will punch-out to a blank screen or scrambled text.

If this happens to you, there are a couple workarouns provided by Dell while they work on a permanent fix for the issue.

For users that rarely punch-out to Dell, they suggest switching browsers and seeing if access will be granted for that instance by another browser.

For users that are heavy users of the punch-out, please view the two screenshot walk-throughs for fixes provided by Dell Support.

Please be sure to consult with your IT department for any help or before making any changes to your browser settings per your departmental best practices.


Google Chrome Users

Firefox Users


The Best Buy store in town will not take a PO, but we do have a UC business rep that will take a Purchase Order. Michael Jennings, 612-292-0440, can help with SKU's, or you can find the product at Once you have your SKU, enter a Non-Catalog PO in Gateway to Best Buy, and the order will fax to Michael. He will place the order on our behalf, and can place the order for in-store pickup. If you want in-store pickup, either type "In-Store Pickup" on the PO, or call Michael after you send the PO in Gateway to get the order placed right away. The item(s) and invoice will be sent to the address indicated on the PO.