Purchasing Methods

The following are the various methods available to University employees and departments to purchase goods and services.

Purchasing Card (P-Card)

Requisition/Purchase Order (REQ/PO)

  • Method of procurement for small-dollar purchases over the P-Card limit.
  • Only method of procurement for large-dollar purchases.
  • See the Requisition page for more information on how to submit a requisition.

Independent Contractor

  • Method of payment for individuals performing a service.
  • See the Accounts Payable page for more information.


  • All travel-related expenses must be made in accordance with Travel policies and procedures.
  • Please see the Travel page for more information.

Direct Pay/Violation

  • A violation occurs when the appropriate procurement policies and procedures are not followed.
  • See the Purchasing Violation page for more information.