Before Your Purchase

Purchase requests generally originate at the departmental level.  Depending upon the size and complexity of the anticipated purchase, a specialized Procurement Center (designated by policy) or Procurement and Payment Services (PPS) may need to be engaged in the solicitation process. 

Following are general guidelines for actions required before your purchase. For the governing policy, please visit Policy No. 1201: Authority and Responsibility for Procuring Goods and Services.