Supplier Onboarding Portal

Effective July 1, 2020

The Vendoring Team in Accounts Payable is excited to offer an online solution for supplier onboarding.

UCB Employees will be able to invite potential new suppliers to register as a UC Berkeley Vendor through the Berkeley Financial System (BFS) Supplier Onboarding Portal.

To begin using this new online vendoring process, you must sign up for and complete the online training.

Supplier Onboarding Portal Features

  • Self-Service Web Application for New Suppliers (Updates to an existing supplier record will continue to require use of the fax method for the time being)
  • Online Access to Registration Functionality by “Invitation” for Prospective New Suppliers (Not for a new employee, student, or updates)
  • Customized Supplier Templates Serve as Substitute W-9
  • System Generated Notification Emails
  • Status Updates for UCB Department Users
  • BFS (PeopleSoft) Integrated Solution

Supplier Onboarding Process Overview


UC Berkeley Departments


Potential New Supplier


Vendoring Team

  • Sends Invitation from BFS to Potential New Supplier
  • Tracks approval status via portal dashboard
  • Receives Invitation via email with Login Code
  • Logs in to BFS Supplier Portal
  • Completes Supplier Onboarding Form in BFS
  • Audits New Supplier Application Form in BFS
  • Adds 1099 Coding
  • Runs OFAC and TIN Matching for Compliance
  • Approves New Supplier
  • System Generates Email Notification to Supplier and UC Berkeley Contact

Transition Period

We will communicate at some point over the course of the next few months, after training for this new process has been completed, a date when the existing Fax method will be phased out for new supplier requests.

For Updates to existing supplier records, please continue to use the existing Fax method.

For Potential New Suppliers

Please check in with your UC Berkeley Department Contact.