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Division of Finance and Administration

Inbound Shipping Requirements

The university requires all inbound shipments to the campus or satellite location sent by suppliers and other parties to be managed by and the responsibility of the supplier until the goods are delivered to the UC Merced Central Receiving Location or other designated satellite location. This ensures that the supplier is responsible for managing the complexities of shipping, manages all customs clearance, ensures the goods reach the university and are responsible for any risk of loss should the shipment not reach the campus.

These requirements are normally managed through prescribed shipping terms at the time of purchase where domestic shipments are subject to “FOB Destination” terms and international shipments are subject to “INCOTERM Delivered Duty Paid (DDP)”. Exceptions to these terms are rare and are managed by the UC Merced Procurement Agent handling the transaction.