The department may issue a BuySite order to a supplier with a University agreement, or when there is no preferred supplier under agreement, a supplier that they select. Such purchase requests may be forwarded to Shared Services for review, who will conduct an informal process of competition. This can be accomplished by written solicitation, telephone quotations and/or negotiations. Suppliers selected for competition are generally those firms listed in the vendor database but may include new suppliers in the process of being added to the vendor database, at the discretion of the buyer. Document the price reasonableness of your purchase decision by completing the Source and Price Reasonableness. For more information, visit Processing Your Purchase.