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Purchase Requisitions


Learn when a purchase requisition is required, how to complete it, and steps for reviewing process.

Overview


Purchase requisitions are about permission and purchase orders are about buying. Departments complete a purchase requisition and submit it to the Purchasing Office, who in turn, creates the purchase order which authorizes the payment for the good or service. The key difference between a purchase requisition and a purchase order is their nature.

When To Complete a Purchase Requisition

How to Complete a Purchase Requisition

How to Review a Purchase Requisition

Completing a Purchase Requisition


Submit a purchase requisition to the Purchasing Office to receive authorization for a departmental purchase that is $5,000.00 or more.

Complete a Purchase Requisition

Additional Considerations When Completing a Purchase Requisition

  • Form
    • Always use the most current Purchase Requisition form (fillable pdf) located below or on the Administration and Finance Directory of Forms.
    • Review, print, and sign the complete form, with appropriate backup documentation, to the Purchasing Office via inter-office mail.
    • If using E-requisition system in Financial Management Services (FMS), the completed requisition, printed from the PDF with appropriate signatures must be submitted to the Purchasing Office via inter-office mail.

    Purchase Requisition Form

How to Complete a Purchase Requisition


PURCHASE REQUISITION Instructions

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  • Who is Making the Purchase?

    Requisition: Contact the Purchasing Office to obtain a purchase requisition number.
    Date: Enter date the requisition has been started.
    Account Details: List account number(s) to be charged. Account numbers can be obtained from department heads or other authorized users of the account.
    Sub-object Code: A sub-object code is to be selected from the listing of UNSPSC codes located in the shared Google Drive for purchase requisitions. The sub-object codes are generally grouped into categories as follows:

    • 3,000 series-supplies,
    • 4,000 series-travel,
    • 5,000 series- services,
    • 7,000 series equipment/contractual

    Requisitioner is responsible for finding and providing specific sub-object code on this form.

    Amount: Amount is total cost to be charged to each account number.

    View Sub-object Codes

How to Review a Purchase Requisition


Before approving a purchase requisition, supervisors and other approvers should review the following criteria

Purchase Requisition Review Checklist

  • Basics

    Is the purchase requisition the correct purchasing method?

    If the purchase is under $5,000 and is a P-Card Eligible Purchase, a P-Card SHOULD be used. P-Card Eligible purchases under $500 MUST be made on a P-Card.

    Is the purchase requisition complete?

    Ensure the form. For detailed instructions, please see Completing a Purchase Requisition.

    Learn More About P-Card Eligible Purchases

Purchase Requisition Review Checklist

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