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Business Continuity Plan and Emergency Contacts

In the event of an emergency (i.e., civil unrest, acts of terror, war, natural disaster, etc.), the goal of the Business Continuity Plan is to ensure that Business Services - Procurement staff are able to access the university's financial system and/or network from remote locations in order to maintain uninterrupted business continuity.

Departments requiring assistance from Business Services - Procurement should follow the instructions listed below.

Business Continuity Procedures

If the university's financial system is operational during an emergency, process requisitions and check requests as normal.

In the event that the university's financial system and/or network is not operational during an emergency, campus processors should download the Emergency requisition and check request forms (denoted with an "EM"). The completed requisition or check request can be faxed, mailed, or emailed as attachment to the appropriate Business Services - Procurement staff. Emergency requisitions and check requests will only be accepted when the university's financial system and/or the USC network is not operational.

It is suggested that departments keep hardcopy emergency requisitions and check requests in their offices in case this website is not accessible during an emergency.

Procurement & Purchasing Services

To purchase goods or services during an emergency contact:

UPC/HSC/Marina del Rey/Orange County

In the event of an emergency, the following list of contract suppliers should be used to order emergency goods and supplies for the campus. Note that majority of suppliers on this list are for use by Facilities Management Services (FMS), and such orders should be requested through FMS to ensure appropriateness.

To pay for goods or services during an emergency contact:

Travel Management Services

To coordinate evacuations and other serious enroute business-travel emergencies contact: