REQUISITIONS & PURCHASE ORDERS

TIPS/SUGGESTIONS FOR PURCHASING GOODS & SERVICES

  • Plan ahead.  Do not wait until the last minute to submit a requisition.
  • Make sure that the requisition is signed by an authorized person.
  • Allow extra time for prior review and signature of an authorized person.
  • Make sure that there is enough money in your account before submitting the requisition to Purchasing.
  • Provide all available information with the requisition including the vendor name, phone number, federal ID number, any quotations that you have received, and any additional helpful information.
  • Write clearly or better yet, use the online requisition forms and type in the requirements.
  • Obtain 'delivered' pricing, including shipping, on all materials.
  • Be realistic as to the required delivery date.  Do not use ASAP.
  • Check to see if the item requires assembly or installation and note that on the requisition.  Special arrangement/costs may be required.
  • Furniture deliveries may take an extended period of time.  Plan accordingly.

When in doubt, check it out with Procurement Services at 878-4113.