Ways to Buy FAQ

Can I submit my requisition "after the fact"?

Confirming orders or "after-the-fact" orders, i.e., merchandise received or service performed prior to obtaining authorization from Procurement, are explicitly prohibited. No person is authorized to commit University funds to a vendor for equipment, supplies or services without the prior approval of the Procurement Office. Unless the purchase is allowed under the procurement card or direct pay policies, faculty or staff who purchase equipment, supplies or services before obtaining approval from Procurement assume the risk of personal liability for payment of the goods. Any unauthorized transactions (which include over expenditures of "Blanket purchase orders) will be returned to the departments unprocessed, and the department will need to find other funding sources to pay for these expenses.