All purchases, except those made with a Purchasing Card or Limited Purchase Check, require a purchase order and approval by Purchasing. Failure to obtain a purchase order prior to ordering materials or services is a Utah State and UVU purchasing policy violation. In order to pay for unauthorized purchases, a memo stating the reason for the violation and requesting direct payment of the purchase must be submitted to the Purchasing Office. The memo must be signed by the appropriate Vice President and be accompanied by the invoice to be paid. Please read the official policy regarding violations for additional information.