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Quick Guide to Making a Purchase


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

As a reminder, University policy requires that competitive bids be obtained and reviewed by Procurement Services from at least three (3) qualified vendors, when available, for all orders totaling $5,000 or more. 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 our role to make fair, fiscally responsible, value-added purchases. Whether you are buying commmodities, services or technology all purchases require the following steps:

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

To open the documents click on the images below.

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




Each step includes a list of specific details to help you ensure that your purchase brings the best value to your department and the University. Review the applicable checklists below to guide you through the purchase process.

Following these steps allows for a timely and efficient experience.


QUICK LINKS: The links provided below are for most frequently used BC contracted suppliers. Clicking on the logo will take you directly to the company's custom BC web page. Other categories choices are available on line.

Office and
Computer Supplies
Computer Equipment

Corporate Travel

Computer Equipment

Ricoh service request

Business Cards

Creative Office Pavillion Request