The Purchasing Process


Buying an Item or Service

All purchases for the rendering of a good or service regardless of amount should have a purchase order which can be requested from the Purchasing Department prior to the purchase of goods (credit card purchases excepted). These are requested via a requisition form that must be filled out and approved by an authorized person on the account that is being charged for the purchase. ALL GOODS AND SERVICES PURCHASED ON BEHALF OF DREW UNIVERSITY MUST BE DELIVERED TO A DREW UNIVERSITY ADDRESS. NO MATERIALS MAY BE SENT OR DELIVERED TO AN EMPLOYEE’S HOME ADDRESS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

A purchase requisition is a request for the purchase of goods and services and MUST be submitted prior to any commitment being made to a vendor to render such goods and services. Only upon fully approval of the purchase requisition and issuance of a purchase order is the purchase authorized.

The purchase requisition can be submitted through Banner Self Service. For instructions on submitting a purchase requisition through Banner, please refer to instructions. A fully processed and signed purchase order will be issued by Procurement Services to the department and vendor and must be completed prior to any commitment to vendors for the delivery or rendering of any good/service.