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Types of iRequests

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Learn more about the different types of Marketplace iRequests.

iRequests and when to use them

Access frequently used iRequests from the iRequest section on the homepage of Marketplace or from the iRequest link under the search bar. There are general iRequests available for use with most suppliers in Marketplace, as well as specialty iRequests which are customized for specific suppliers and commodities.

Link from an iRequest name, below, to a smaple image of that iRequest.

General iRequests

Type Use when Examples

Services iRequest

This iRequest replaces: 

  • One-Time Quoted Services
  • Independent Contractor Services
  • Recurring Services
  • Restricted Services

any of the following are true:

  • you have quoted pricing or promotional codes for a service
  • you need services on an ongoing basis with pre-defined rates and you are certain services will occur
  • you are requesting Independent Contractor Services
  • you need to purchase restricted services such as:
    • Chartering of buses, vessels, planes, etc.
    • Contract signature and/or Professional Buyer review
    • IACUC, ESCRO, or IRB
    • Vehicle-related services
  • one-time repair services
  • shredding services
  • testing/idagnostic services 
  • independent contractors providing sign language or translation services
  • independent contractors providing technical writing/editing, transcription, drafting, or programming
  • chartering a bus or vessel

Goods iRequest

This iRequest replaces: 

  • One-Time Quoted Goods
  • Scheduled Delivery of Goods
  • Restricted Goods

any of the following are true:

  • you have quoted pricing or promotional codes for a good
  • you have a pre-defined list of items you are ordering with defined pricing and you plan to have partial quantity shipments 
  • you need to purchase restricted goods such as:
    • Chartering of buses, vessels, planes, etc.
    • Contract signature and/or Professional Buyer review
    • Firearms, explosives, and ammunition
    • Precious metals
  • microscope purchase
  • bulk replenishment of liquid nitrogen
  • reserving a specific lot number of fetal bovine serum
  • purchasing a firearm

Equipment Maintenance Service Agreement

  • you have  received a quote/estimate for repair services over a period of time, OR
  • you have a piece of UCSD equipment that requires regular service and/or maintenance over a specified period, typically 1 year, AND only when you are certain services will occur
  • maintenance service agreement for UCSD equipment from suppliers such as Agilent, GE and Beckman

miniRequest

  • you are ordering basic goods and services
  • you cannot find the products in search results or a Punchout
  • no quote is needed
  • it is non-restricted
  • low dollar antibody not found in search results
  • low dollar pipet calibration service

Specialized iRequests

Type (Supplier) Use when

Return Pickup Request (UCSD MSS)

you have contacted the Supplier directly to initiate return and request a credit; and, when you have a Return Authorization / RMA Number provided by Supplier

Arrowhead Water Cooler Rental (UCSD STORE)

requesting twice monthly water delivery and water cooler rental

Audiovisual Design and Engineerring Services (ACMS)

requesting consultation, installation and engineering of AV equipment and systems from ACMS

Book Request (UCSD Bookstore)

requesting a special order book from the UCSD Bookstore

Campus Research Machine Shop Services (CRMS)

requesting custom machining and fabrication services from the Campus Research Machine Shop

Car, Sedan, or Neighborhood Electric Vehicle Rental (UCSD Fleet Services

requesting a car, sedan or neighborhood electric vehicle rental from Fleet Services

Customer Owned Cylinders Pickup Request (UCSD STORE)

coordinating the pickup and refill of Customer Owned Cylinder(s) only

DNA Sequencing Service Request - Molecular Biology CORE (CFAR Core Facilities)

requesting DNA Sequencing services from the Molecular Biology Core (MBC)

High Performance Computing Services (SDSC)

requesting a computing allocation on the Triton Resource high performance computing system at the San Diego Supercomputer Center

Illumina Next Gen DNA Sequencing Services

requesting Illumina Next Gen DNA Sequencing services from the Biomedical Genomics Core (BIOGEM)
Specialty Gas and Hardware (UCSD STORE)

requesting specialty gas mixtures and hardware associated with gas cylinders

Translational Virology Service Request (CFAR Core Facilities) requesting services from the Translational Virology CFAR CORE Facility
Trucks, Vans, SUVs Rental (UCSD Fleet Services) requesting a truck, van or SUV rental from Fleet Services