What is Bobcat Buy?
Bobcat Buy is a new toolset that enhances how we procure and pay for the goods and services that further our teaching, research and public service mission. Bobcat Buy, which replaced the CatBuy procurement system in 2019, is built on the Jaggaer procurement platform, a global leader in higher education business software and UC’s strategic partner for procure-to-pay (P2P) solutions.
Simply put, Bobcat Buy streamlines the purchasing process on campus with the lowest overhead cost per transaction. It contains more than 20 of UC Merced's most popular suppliers, and more suppliers will be added over time. Suppliers provide lab essentials, computing equipment and peripherals, office supplies, and more.
Bobcat Buy is the easiest way to buy from contracted suppliers. Order and approve from anywhere you have internet access. Use your mobile device to approve orders via email or the mobile app. Make sure your supplies end up in your office or lab, not on a delivery truck or in a supplier's warehouse. Set up automatic payments.
Get Trained on Bobcat Buy
Do you need access to Bobcat Buy?
Take the LMS Training located in the UC Merced Learning Center
. It only takes 20 minutes to complete three short modules.
Once you complete the Bobcat Buy training, Procurement Services will be notified automatically and we will begin the provisioning process, which takes about one to two business days.
Do you need to be set up as an approver? Contact your MSO/CAO to discuss how approvers are set up for your department and if you need to be added. Your MSO/CAO manages these roles and approvals and will determine the next steps. You will then be a click away from direct buying with access to millions of products.