Using only one purchase order for the entire year is the most efficient way to pay for multiple purchases from the same vendor.
If you expect to need products and/or services from the same vendor more than once or twice during the fiscal year, please submit a Requisition for a blanket purchase order.
Note: Prior to submitting a Requisition, review the Procurement Pathways for alternative purchasing methods of products/services. For example, most supplies and equipment can be purchased with the use of the ProCard.
Blanket Orders are primary source agreements designed to accommodate campus needs on an on-going basis for a specified period of time. They usually specify:
- Category of products and/or services that can be purchased
- Maximum dollar amount
- Time period based on the fiscal year (July 1st through June 30th)
For more information, also see our Negative Confirmation Policy.