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Monday, March 25, 2013

New USC Supplier Portal Launching Soon

The USC Supplier Portal, our new university supplier data management system, will go live on Monday, March 4, 2013. The portal allows our suppliers to self-manage their address and banking information, thereby making the onboarding process more efficient.

The following includes important facts about adding new suppliers and payees:

  • Only suppliers requested by a department will be evaluated for inclusion in the supplier database. We will no longer accept unsolicited supplier applications.
  • To request the addition of a new supplier or individual, please use the New USC Supplier Request form under Forms and Documents on the Purchasing Services website. This web form automatically submits a request to USC Supplier Data Management Services for processing.
  • The USC Supplier Portal is our preferred method for supplier onboarding. The only suppliers that should be submitted directly via Kuali are Special Vendors - used for refunds and human subject fee payments only. Special Vendors cannot be used for any other payment type. If you are unsure, the best approach is to submit the New USC Supplier Request form.

We thank you in advance for your patience during our transition to the USC Supplier Portal. At the end of this week we will convert our active suppliers and payees onto the new portal. During this time there may be slight delays in processing new suppliers. However, once the conversion is complete, we are confident that the new portal will significantly improve the supplier onboarding and maintenance experience for the entire USC community.