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Oracle Procurement: Glossary

Review a glossary of terms used in Oracle Procurement.

Term Description
Agreement Supplier The UC or UC San Diego has negotiated price discounts and preferential service requirements for specific products provided by this supplier.
California Supplier A California Supplier, as set forth by The Independent Citizens Oversight Committee and the governing board of California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), is defined as:

"Any sole proprietorship, partnership, joint venture, corporation, or other business entity which satisfies one or more of the following conditions:
  • Whose owners or policymaking officers are domiciled in California and whose permanent, principal office or place of business from which the supplier’s trade is directed or managed is located in California; or
  • That employs at least one-third, with a minimum of 100, of its total employees in California; or
  • That produces, builds, or manufactures a product or products in California for the specific product or products which are used by CIRM grantees.”
Cart A Cart is used to hold items selected by a shopper and can be named for easy identification. Once a Cart is submitted it becomes a Requisition.
Certified Small Business Certified Small Businesses Suppliers in Oracle Procurement are identified with a "Small Business" icon and  fall into the following categories:
  • Small
  • Small, veteran-owned
  • Service-disabled, veteran-owned
  • HUBZone
  • Small, disadvantaged
  • Small, woman-owned
CORE Core Bio Services (CORE) is a campus recharge facility in the School of Medicine offering in-stock, next day lab supply items and free delivery or on-site pick-up.
Commitment An encumbrance you record when you complete a purchase requisition
Default Address A Default Address is a single ship-to address saved in the user's Oracle Procurement Profile which:
  • Will auto populate for each new Cart created
  • Can be edited during the checkout process
Default COA A Default Chart of Account (COA) string is saved in the user's Oracle Procurement Profile that:
  • Will auto populate for each new Cart created
  • Can be edited as necessary during checkout process
Department Buyer A Department Buyer is a Oracle Procurement "Shopper" role assigned at the department level with authorization to:
  • Assign Index(es) to their Cart
  • Purchase up to a specified dollar amount without requiring further approvals (if using Indexes belonging to the authorizing department)
Distribution Field: Govt Tax Exemption Check each applicable line when the equipment being purchase is government furnished (with the title of said equipment remaining with the government and not UC San Diego) or for goods/equipment that will be remotely deployed – the items are purchased, used and will remain outside of California. Note that sales tax is not applied to these types of purchases. If you are uncertain if an order qualifies, please contact Equipment Management and/or Procurement for clarification.
Distribution Field: Inventorial Equipment Must be checked on each applicable line to confirm what is being purchased is either inventorial or associated with inventorial equipment. Please refer to the KBA for additional information and instructions.
Distribution Field: Resale Check this box when purchasing goods that UC San Diego is buying from a supplier to resell to a consumer. Note that sales tax is not applied to these purchases, but the university’s Resale Certificate must be included on the order.
Distribution Field: Research Equipment Check each applicable line to verify that the items being purchased qualify for the reduced tax rate of 3.8125% as part of the Research Equipment Partial Sales Tax Exemption. Items being purchased must meet the criteria for either Inventorial Equipment or be part of a Fabrication.
Favorites Favorite folders in Oracle Procurement store saved items that are personally customized
Financial Unit Approver A Financial Unit Approver responsibilities include:
  • Reviewing COA and financial information in Requisitions (and editing if needed)
  • Approving purchases
  • Reviewing and certifying Invoices

In the User Roles Report, search for the financial unit in the Role field to pull a list of Financial Unit Approvers. This is described in detail in the How to Look Up User Roles in Oracle KBA.

Funds Status: Failed Indicates that the funds check failed either because period is closed or funds are not available for one or more control budgets that apply to one or more of the distributions contained in the requisition
Funds Status: Liquidated Indicates that the commitment is reversed and the obligation is created for the purchase order associated with the requisition line
Funds Status: Not Applicable Indicates that there is no control budget that applies to a requisition’s distribution (i.e. COA or POET)
Funds Status: Not Reserved Shows on requisitions that are Incomplete or Canceled
Funds Status: Passed Indicates that the funds check passed successfully, that funds are available and the budgetary control period is open for all control budgets that apply to the distributions contained in the requisition
Funds Status: Warning Indicates that the funds check passed with warning. It indicates that the funds are insufficient but the control budget allows for a tolerance amount or percentage over the available budget. This check funds status does not prevent submitting the requisition for approval. Upon submission, the user will receive a warning message and decide whether to continue with the approval
Funds Status: Reserved Indicates that the funds check passed successfully, funds are reserved and the commitment is created
Invoice An Invoice is a bill or statement sent by the Supplier to UCSD requesting payment for items ordered/shipped or services performed. Information on Invoices for Oracle Procurement Purchase Orders will all be viewable in Oracle Procurement.
Approvers will receive emails regarding two types of Invoices they must pay special attention to:-Invoices that are Out of Tolerance (does not require any action)-Invoices over $10,000.00 (requires certification)
Obligation An encumbrance you record when you turn a requisition into a purchase order
Profile A Profile allows users to customize certain settings in Oracle Procurement.
Purchase Order (PO)

A Purchase Order (PO) is:

  • A document and document number that generates once an order has been completely approved within UC San Diego
  • Automatically sent to the Supplier via Oracle Procurement to order goods and services

Reference the PO number if/when communicating with a Supplier about an order. 

PO Status: Canceled

Indicates the PO has been canceled by the PO Requisitioner and is closed against any invoicing

PO Status: Closed

Indicates the PO has been entirely fulfilled and is closed against further invoicing

PO Status: Closed for Receiving

Indicates the PO has been successfully created and is ready to be invoiced against

Requisition (Req) A Requisition is:
  • Generated when a Cart is submitted in Oracle Procurement and remains a Requisition for the duration of necessary approval steps within UC San Diego
  • Generates a Purchase Order (PO) for each supplier on the Requisition
Trade Street/Central Receiving Trade Street and Central Receiving are terms used to refer to UC San Diego's Receiving and Distribution facility, which receives, processes and delivers packages to the campus from external suppliers.
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