Purchasing and Receiving Departments
All purchases for which payment is to be made from institutional funds or grant funds and all requests for merchandise on a trial or loan basis must originate with a requisition. Departmental administrators can facilitate approval to gain access to the automated procurement system. Institutional policy requires that purchases are competitively bid by accepted purchasing procedures. In the event of vendor preference, the faculty member should provide justification and indicate the preferred vendor in the notes section of the requisition. All ordered materials and equipment are delivered to the Receiving Department and then distributed to the location indicated on the requisition. The Receiving Department also handles the return of merchandise that has been in the Medical Center on a trial or loan basis. Additional information regarding requisitioning and purchasing procedures may be obtained from the Purchasing group in the School Finance Department.