A purchase order is a legal contract document obligating the University to purchase stated goods or services. The Purchasing Office issues all purchase orders.
Blanket purchase orders are issued when a department has a need for the same or similar items from a single vendor throughout the fiscal year. The blanket purchase order has a "Not to exceed" dollar amount, and it stays open throughout the current fiscal year. Departments place their own orders as required and reference the blanket purchase order number.
Request for changes to purchase orders should be made to the Purchasing Office.