How does the purchasing process work?
Your department initiates the purchase requisition. When received by Purchasing, it is checked for accuracy and completeness. Incomplete or erroneous requisitions are returned for correction. The referenced account is checked for sufficient funds to pay for the goods or services. The requisition is then competitively quoted or bid if required, approved by a procurement officer, created into a purchase order, and issued to the supplier. A copy is returned to your department for your records.