Purchase Orders / Buysite

A Purchase Order (PO) is a commercial document issued by the University of Chicago to a vendor, indicating types, quantities, and agreed prices for products or services the seller will provide to the University.

Prior to PO issuance, a Purchase Requisition (PR) is submitted through BuySite – the University’s web-based, electronic Purchase Order system. It is originated  by the department requiring the goods or services, and contains a description, quantity of the goods or services to be purchased, account number, and dollar amount. It is approved by the Authorized Signer(s) for FAS account(s) charged on the PR. After all required workflow approvals, the PR becomes a PO.

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