Published July 25, 2016
Due to the upcoming implementation of our new eProcurement system, Procurement Services will no longer use blanket orders for purchasing supplies and services. In lieu of blanket orders, please submit individual eReqs.
Procurement Services is making this important change to prepare for our new eProcurement online ordering system. We are beginning new business practices now that will help ease our transition to the new system that will eliminate the need for blanket orders because:
We recognize that this is a change in a previously accepted practice. We will take great care to address your needs as they arise and we promise to make every effort to process your orders efficiently.
In the meantime, as we prepare for the new system, we suggest that you sign up for an online ordering account with VWR, Fisher, Staples or UPS. To get started, complete the online ordering account application. You might also consider applying for a Procurement Card using state funds or a Procurement Card using Research Foundation funds.
Standing orders (not blanket orders) are appropriate for specific services only: copiers, cell phones, bottled water and gas cylinders.