After the fact orders
After the fact orders are NOT permitted. Purchase Orders must be APPROVED and issued before the merchandise or service is received. Invoices are not appropriate documentation to create an online requisition.
Orders may not be split into smaller procurements in an effort to avoid the competitive bidding requirements. Please do not do it.
No food, drink, entertainment or floral arrangements from State Funds. For a complete list see OP 14.05.
A registration fee can be paid by the employee personally and reimbursed on the travel voucher upon their return; or an online requisition can be done so that the fee can be paid thru a PO; or it can be paid for using a ProCard (a copy of the registration form/invoice and approved Travel Authorization must be attached to the transaction log).
The ASU logo, seal and name have all been trademarked, and any item on which they appear must now be purchased from a vendor licensed through ASU’s Contract Administration Office. The office of Communications and Marketing has been charged with review of each product design. You can find a listing of licensed vendors on the vendor page.
Remember to issue requisitions for blanket orders for items purchased on a repetitive basis when specific quantities or amounts are not known. Orders may not cross fiscal years, cannot exceed bid limits and cannot be back-dated to cover a previous purchase.
Estimated Cost Orders
If an exact cost is not available for a service request, a requisition can still be created with an estimated cost just so that we have an encumbrance in place prior to the service being provided.
Remember to always submit your requisitions with an estimated freight charge or a notation if no freight amount is to be charged.
Banner Online Requisitions
Requisitions need to have complete descriptions for each item, and not abbreviations, remember to use item text to complete a description. Quotes and contract numbers should be included as part of document text.
As an approver, remember to disapprove any requisition that shows up in your queue with a “Y” in the NSF column so that it can be corrected and resubmitted. As a requisitioner, remember to look at the bottom of the last screen to make sure that you do not get the message: Insufficient budget for sequence 1, suspending transaction, because if you do then you have an “NSF” transaction.
HEAF funds are designated to be used for construction, major renovations, or to purchase equipment, as well as expenses associated with putting the purchased equipment into service. HEAF is not authorized to be used for operating expenses. There is a $250 per item dollar threshold for equipment purchases.
As a rule, departments should procure new equipment, but sometimes it is necessary or advantageous to purchase used equipment. The most common reasons for purchase of used equipment include:
- the inability to secure new equipment,
- the lack of adequate funds for new equipment, or
- substantial savings.
Contact the Purchasing Office for information on the steps that need to be followed.
Banner Account Codes and Vendor ID Listings
Please see the list of commonly used account codes and vendor ID numbers.