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603 Blanket Purchase Orders

The policies on this webpage have been streamlined and reformatted, and are now available on the University Policies webpage. We ask that you use this new resource, as future changes, additions to or eliminations of these policies will only be made to the University Policies webpage, and policy manuals you may have used in the past will no longer be updated. 

On a limited basis, blanket purchase orders are granted to departments for a designated time period. These purchase orders are designed for frequent ordering, receiving and billing from a single vendor during this time frame. Typically these vendors will not accept payment via University issued purchasing card. Items purchased are low in unit price, have numerous product or part numbers, and usage patterns for single items are erratic and non-repetitive by nature, which do not lend themselves to bidding.

Requests for blanket purchase orders exceeding $10,000 must be bid or must include a justification for sole source .