Next Review Date: TBD
Issuance Date: 10/05/1987
Issuing Office: Marketplace
I. REFERENCES AND RELATED POLICIES
A. Systemwide Business and Finance Bulletin (BFB)
University Direct Costing Procedures
Costing and Working Capital for Auxiliary and Service Enterprises
Tax-Free Alcohol Permits, Reports and Operations
Operating Policy and University Supply Inventories
B. UCSD Policy and Procedure Manual (PPM)
University Supply Inventories
Basic Purchasing Policy
Authority to Solicit Quotations, Release Award Information and Execute Purchase Orders/Contracts
Written Authorization to Purchase 190 and 200 Proof Absolute Alcohol
II. RELATED PROCEDURE
Central Stores Catalog (current edition)
Storehouse Requisition, FO 2107
The Central Stores is a service enterprise dedicated to providing the campus with common use supplies and materials in support of educational, research, and administrative programs. Physical Plant maintenance support is also provided. The Central Stores system operates as a division of Campus Materiel Management and maintains facilities at:
Location 1 - Central Warehouse/Administration - 8655 Production Ave. San Diego, CA 92121
Location 2 - SIO Storehouse - Service Yard SIO
Location 4 - Campus Corner Store - Corner of Russel & Lyman, Bldg. 600
Location 5 - Material Support - Bldg 605 MAAC
Location 6 - UC Medical Center - Steamplant UCSDMC
Storehouse sales are by recharge only. Cash sales are not authorized. Ordering departments are encouraged to refer to the Central Stores Catalog to identify items carried in stock. Supplies and materials may be purchased from Central Stores by the following methods:
Direct telephone orders will be taken during normal business hours for items stocked at Location 1. The established goal is to process and deliver telephone orders within 24 hours via campus Material Distribution. To facilitate this rapid turnaround, departments are encouraged to review the Central Stores Catalog and provide the order desk with stock numbers, accurate unit of issue and correct delivery data.
Mail orders can be accommodated by completing a UCSD Storehouse Requisition Form, FO 2107, Exhibit A, and forwarding it via campus mail to Central Warehouse, Mail Code Q-046. Do not include material from more than one Storehouse location on one Requisition. Mail orders will be processed as received and delivered via campus Material Distribution. Every effort will be given to expedite mail orders; however, telphone orders will receive priority.
On-campus Storehouse locations are open for over-the-counter purchases on a self-service basis, providing the customer an opportunity to browse. When purchasing an item, customers are required to complete a UCSD Storehouse Requisition Form which is available at each on-campus location. The attending storekeeper will assist customers and process issues.
Central Stores will special order items that are not normally stocked under the following conditions:
B. Back Order
When the stock-on-hand is not sufficient to complete an order, the unfilled portion will be placed on backorder unless otherwise indicated. All backorders will be filled upon receipt of the merchandise from the vendor.
C. Purchase of Alcohol
190 and 200 proof absolute alcohol is available for purchase by authorized customers only at Locations 2 and 4. Authorized customers must make alcohol purchases in person. Telephone or mail orders will not be filled. See PPM 526-3 for authorization procedures.
D. Bottled Water and Coolers
Bottled water (drinking, distilled, etc.) and water coolers are available directly from our current water vendor. Coupons are stocked at all on campus locations for the purchase of delivered water. Contact Central Warehouse/Administration for details.
E. Furniture Orders
A selected group of office furniture is stocked by Central Stores. Descriptions and stock numbers can be found in the catalog. Customers should prepare a Storehouse Requisition listing only furniture items; other kinds of material should not be added to the furniture order. Phone orders will also be accepted. After furniture orders are processed by Central Stores, they will be forwarded to Material Distribution for delivery.
F. Compressed Gas
A selection of common industrial and medical gases is maintained in stock. Descriptions and stock numbers can be found in the Central Stores Catalog. Telephone and mail orders will be accepted for stock gases. Special orders will be processed for non-stocked gases. See PPM 526-2 for procurement and cylinder control procedures.
G. Rubber Stamps/Name Plates
Rubber stamps, name plates and marking devices may be ordered via Central Stores. Design catalogs and samples are available at the Campus Corner Store (Bldg. 600, Location 4).
H. Typewriter Rental
Central Stores maintains a pool of IBM Selectric II and III, and Xerox 615 rental typewriters. Rental service includes insurance, maintenance, and 48 hour pickup and delivery. The only restriction is that Federal (Contract & Grant) accounts MAY NOT use this service.
I. Material Returned for Credit
Storehouse orders should be checked thoroughly for damage, defects, or errors as soon as received. If discrepancies or defects are noted, customers should contact Central Warehouse immediately. Material will be accepted for return to stock ONLY if currently stocked and in saleable condition in original manufacturer's carton. Credit will be at the current price. If an adjustment is desired, the item must be returned and a new order placed for the replacement merchandise.
If there is a need to return special order items due to problems other than defects, every effort will be given to recover full credit. If however there are restocking, shipping or other expenses, they will be the responsibility of the requesting department.
The Material Distribution Division of Materiel Management is responsible for delivery of all items ordered from Location 1. All deliveries require signature. To avoid delay in receipt of Storehouse items it is important that someone authorized to accept deliveries be available. Any discrepancies should be reported immediately to Central Warehouse.
K. Stocking New Items
The Central Stores system is operated as a self-sustaining enterprise. A mark-up is made on cost of goods sold; the mark-up is based upon recovering all costs.
Monthly billings are computed by Central Stores according to budget numbers provided by the customer. The billing describes each item purchased, references UCSD Storehouse Requisition number, quantity purchased and price charged.
UCSD STOREHOUSE REQUISITION
UCSD STOREHOUSE REQUISITION INSTRUCTIONS
The UCSD Storehouse Requisition, Stock Number FO2107, is a four part NCR form for use when ordering supplies and materials from Central Stores. Requisitions are urged to either type or use pen when preparing the Requisition so all copies are neat and legible.
Distribution of Copies:
1. White Storehouse Copy Retained by Central Stores
2. Yellow Packing Slip Returned to ordering department with material
3. Pink Acknowledgement Returned to ordering department on buy out transactions
4. Green Department Retained by ordering department
When preparing a Requisition, include the entire stock number and a brief description including basic item name, size, and/or color. The entire description in the catalog will assist you in locating and identifying an item.
Please use a separate Requisition for special orders (buy-outs) of compressed gases, and furniture.
When placing special orders (buy-outs), leave the stock number column blank. Do not mix stock items and special order items on the same Requisition.