Before you make any type of purchase on behalf of the University, there are several questions you should consider.
How to Buy It
Now that you have identified the need for a specific purchase and verified the funding source, use the Purchasing Decision Chart below to guide your next steps.
Purchasing Decision Chart
|ORDER TYPE||DESCRIPTION||DOLLAR LIMIT||METHOD(S) USED||ORDER PLACED BY|
|Small Dollar Purchases
|Orders of supply items up to the departmental delegation level ($4999)||$4999||1. MarketPlace
|Large Dollar Purchases
|Goods and services >$5000||None||1. Initiate a Requisition
2. A Purchase Order (PO) is sent to the selected supplier
|Service Agreements||Services performed by an outside supplier||None||1. Complete Contract Review Form
2. Department initiates a requisition if >$5000
3. Purchasing creates PO from requisition if >$5000