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Use this page as a guide to help streamline the aquisition process.

As a reminder, University policy requires that competitive bids be obtained and reviewed by Procurement Services from at least two (2) qualified vendors, when available, for all orders totaling over $10,000.00. When the bidding process does not apply, policy requires written justification and evidence from the department to Procurement prior to commitment of an order.

Thank you.

Purchase Process

As individuals with purchasing power on campus, it is the role of BC business units to work with Procurement Services to make fair, fiscally responsible, value-added purchasing decisions. Whether you are buying commmodities, services or technology all purchases require the following basic steps:

 1. Identify a purchase need   2.Contact Procurement   3. Create the requisition

Review the applicable Checklists to help you navigate the purchase process.  Following these steps allows for a timely and efficient experience.

To open the documents click on the images below.

Commodity Purchase Checklist
Commodity Purchase Checklist
IT Purchase Process Checklist
Technology Acquisition Checklist
Professional Services Purchase Checklist
Professional Services Purchase Checklist
Scientific Equipment Purchase Process Checklist
Scientific Equipment Purchase Checklist