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Buying Goods and Services In-Person Training

Refer to this page for the most up-to-date schedule of topics in Buying Goods and Services 101 and 102.

The Buying Goods and Services series consists of two in-person training courses meant to introduce campus to UC San Diego's Procure-to-Pay process.  Sign-up for the courses is managed through the UC Learning Center. 

Buying Goods and Services 101 is a basic introductory course while Buying Goods and Services 102 focuses on advanced procure-to-pay topics.  Below is a more in-depth comparison of the two classes as well as a list of the topics covered in each course.

Buying Goods and Services 101

Purpose

To provide an introduction to basic definitions of key buying terminology and concepts at the university.  This course will be especially valuable for employees who assume buying responsibilities and for those who want to further their understanding of buying on campus.

Intended Audience

Shoppers, fiscal administrators, fund managers, and financial managers who have a day-to-day responsibility for purchasing goods and services on behalf of their department.

Topics

  • What is IPPS?
  • Strategic Procurement
  • Deciding on a Purchasing Method
  • Express Card
  • Purchasing Code of Ethics
  • Introduction of Marketplace
  • Marketplace Roles
  • iRequest Overview
  • Marketplace Navigation
  • The Value of Trade Street
  • Submitting and Tracking Invoices

Buying Goods and Services 102

Purpose

To provide a more in-depth explanations of topics covered in Buying Goods & Services 101. This course will be especially valuable for employees who assume buying responsibilities and want to further their understanding of buying on campus. 

Intended Audience

Shoppers, fiscal administrators, fund managers and financial managers who are familiar with buying goods and services on campus and would like to learn about more advanced buying terminology and concepts.

Topics

  • Justifying Your Purchase
  • Competitive Bid Process
  • Independent Contractor Services
  • Payment Strategy
  • Purchasing Intentionally
  • Analytics