Purchasing Methods

Purchase Order - Default method for acquiring all goods and services. A purchase order should always be used except for the exceptions described in P-card and Direct Pay below.

P-Card - P-cards can be used for items under $3,000 and items related to travel or when a purchase order is not practical; for example, seminars, conference fees, or certification fees.

Direct Pay - used when a purchase order or P-card is not practical; examples include athletic officials, external security fees, legal fees, dues and memberships.

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Purchasing Definitions