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Purchasing through the University involves various processes depending on the variables and fund source. To ensure compliance, please consult with your department administrative staff or the Business Services center for appropriate guidelines.

Important points to consider:

OSP Grant Purchases – Items purchased on grant funds require additional oversight and processes.  Please consult the Grant Manager.

Foundation Purchases – Foundation purchases are processed through the foundation RFD process.

Business Meal Pre-Approval Form– Food/meal purchases for faculty and staff only meetings and events is rarely allowed.  Special permission is required by the Provost Office PRIOR to the meeting/event.

Out of Pocket Purchases – Rush or emergency purchases made by faculty and staff must be less than $499.99 per item and $2,000 overall and will require sufficient back up for justification. The Pro Card may also be an option for emergency purchases. Please check with your department’s Pro Card holder.

Pro Card – Many departments have the use of a University Credit Card or Pro Card for certain purchases.  Due to the extensive list of items that are NOT allowable to be purchased on a Pro Card and daily/monthly expenditure limits, please consult with the Pro Card holder prior to authorizing any purchases.