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 – or to Procurement and Payment Services via a Purchase Request Form 100 to procure goods or services. It is originated and approved 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. Once approved by the requester’s authorized individual, the PR becomes a PO.

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