Typical Processing Time

  • As of April 14, 2019, all low-value catalog (under $5K) and non-catalog (under $1K) orders that are filled out correctly will be auto-approved same day. Visit BearBuy Training to learn how to submit orders correctly.

  • All other requests will be processed within 5 business days from the time the Requisition is submitted to when the PO is created. This time does not include RA and Org node approvals. However, note that during fiscal year-end and before curtailment, these service levels do not apply and the processing time may be longer.
  • Vouchers, including match exceptions, will be handled within 10 business days. According to Accounts Payable, most vouchers are Net 30 and will payout after 30 days. Checks for approved vouchers are cut on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • PO closures/encumbrance clearing

    • Standard processing time between 7-10 business days. 

    • High volume requests and requests outside of the current timeframe (e.g. previous fiscal years) will be processed between 11-14 business days.
    • Please attach a spreadsheet with high volume PO closures listed.

    • Send all PO closure requests to POcloseProS@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail).

  • Urgent Orders

    • Standard processing time within 48 business hours.