4.4 - Purchasing Goods and Services

Purchases of goods or services are initiated by submitting a Purchase Requisition via SAP. Purchases of goods and services for externally-funded projects are required by law to comply with the sponsor’s regulations and certain federal regulations, as well as with state and university policies. These may include documentation of bid, utilization of women/minority-owned businesses, compliance with labor standards, and other requirements.

The PI/PD should work with the Accounting Office, Procurement Services, and the ORSP to ensure compliance with sponsor purchasing requirements.

All purchases of goods and services on sponsored program grants and contracts are required to be processed through the university’s accounting system.