Effective July 14, 2022, this policy has been revised. For individual changes, see the redlined version.
Departmental requests for equipment, goods, and services are made on the university purchase requisition form. When preparing a requisition for an outside vendor, sign in to Employee Self Service; under Business & Financial Systems > Financial Systems & Forms, click on E-Pro (Evouchers & PReqs). For step-by-step instructions for completing a requisition, see the online tutorial PReqs_Receiving_Train.pdfPReqs_Receiving_Train.pdfPReqs_Receiving_Train.pdfPReqs_Receiving_Train.pdf. Complete instructions and procedures for preparation and submission are found in the Purchasing Policy and Procedure Guide.
- Workflow approvals.
- Two individuals must approve all requisitions. The first approval shall be that of the individual requesting/initiating a purchase, and the second approval shall be that of a departmental executive officer, designated subordinate, dean of the college, or other chief administrative officer.
- Requisitions for "advanced" and "expedited" orders, referred to as "confirming orders," enable staff members to make contingency and emergency purchases. Complete procedures are found in the Purchasing Policy and Procedure Guide.
- General policy. Except as indicated below, acquisitions from outside vendors are made by means of purchase orders issued directly by the Purchasing Department under the delegated authority of the Chief Procurement Officer.
- Exception. Procurement card purchases are allowed for low-dollar purchases.