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Guided BUying Overview


 

 

There are several ordering methods available to purchase products and services. The primary ordering method Sourcing & Procurement manages and administers is the purchase order method. Alternate ordering methods are available for specific types of purchases to help expedite the purchasing process. View the Ordering Method Matrix, available on the Ordering and Contracting Policy page and linked below.

 

Purchase Requisition Type: Used to Purchase:
Guided BUying Catalog Order Requisitions created to purchase through catalogs in Guided BUying.
Non-Catalog Request (Amount Based) Requisitions created when you are unsure the final amount to be spent.
Non-Catalog Request (Standard) Requisitions created when you cannot find what you need in Guided BUying.
Blanket Purchase Order (BPO) Process used to purchase products/ services off a contract, which suppliers can invoice directly against. Note: BPOs do not encumber funds and are only set up by Sourcing & Procurement.

 

 

Resources for Getting Started in Guided BUying

 

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GUIDED BUYING: OVERVIEW & KEY TERMS
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GUIDED BUYING GLOSSARY
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ORDERING METHOD MATRIX
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BROWSING & SEARCHING IN GUIDED BUYING

 

GUIDED BUYING PURCHASE REQUISITION & APPROVAL TRAINING RECORDING