The University has established a list of limited commodities and services that may be obtained without a purchase order or procurement card. These are usually one-time, low dollar purchases that are not processed through the standard procurement processes because little or no value can be added. Any exceptions for commodities and services not on the Direct Pay allowable list must be pre-approved by the Director of Procurement.
The payments are processed by the Accounts Payable department and are not supported by the issuance of purchase orders or contracts. Click here for a list of allowable Direct Pay Operating Expenses.
Hospitality Policy and Procedures B24 can be found here.
Exception: Catering or food (hospitality) purchases must be pre-approved by Procurement prior to being submitted to Accounting Services for payment.