The following provides policy guidance to faculty, staff, students and others with respect to the use of Purchase Orders and other mechanisms to purchase goods and services on the University's behalf for business purposes.
The policy ensures that those responsible for purchasing goods and services with University funds utilize the most appropriate mechanism to do so. The policy is designed to maximize the efficiency and convenience of the purchasing process, consistent with good business practices and in full compliance with all applicable federal regulations.
This policy responds to all applicable Federal procurement laws and regulations, including but not limited to OMB Circular A-110 and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). For a complete listing of purchasing policies that incorporate additional information and links to these federal regulations, visit the Purchasing page.
Responsible University Office: Purchasing
Responsible University Officer: Vice President for Procurement Services
This policy supersedes the following sections of the University Purchasing Guidelines:
This policy applies to everyone working at the University, or working on behalf of the University, who purchases goods and/or services with University funds
All University employees or others responsible for any aspect of purchasing goods and services on behalf of the University should be familiar with and guided by this policy.
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