Regular Purchase Order Receiving
Applies to all university departments and activities receiving goods and services purchased through the university purchasing system (Banner). Post Office mail and Library books are examples of items that are not purchased through the university’s purchasing system.
Payment for purchases of supplies, equipment, and services is processed only after receipt has been documented. A payment will take place only if a match is made between the purchase order amount ordered, received and invoiced. Any differences will be brought to your attention. Therefore, it is important that receiving is acknowledged promptly and accurately to prevent undue payment delay. All communication with vendors (including communication regarding the receipt of unsatisfactory items) should be handled by Purchasing in order to track invoices, credits, and payment.
Instructions for Receiving Regular Purchase Orders:
- Complete Orders: If all items received are correct and are not damaged, SIGN the RECEIVING COPY AND RETURN THE ORIGINAL to Purchasing Services within one week of receipt of goods. Check the complete box at the bottom of the form.
Standing Order Receiving
When a purchase or service is received and there is a receipt of an invoice, delivery ticket or notification from the departmental user, a photocopy of the purchase order should be made. The following information must be indicated on the photocopy:
- Invoice number and date (if known)
- Invoice amount. If not known, indicate the date of the purchase
- Signature of the individual responsible for the standing order and date signed
The photocopy of the purchase order (with all pertinent documentation attached) should be forwarded to Accounts Payable. (Every effort should be made to forward the required information to Accounts Payable immediately, as delays in processing the necessary paperwork could result in late payments to the vendor.)
A notification will be sent to the department when Accounts Payable has received an invoice but has not received the supporting receiving copy (photocopy of purchase order) with pertinent documentation attached.
Standing Order Completed – When the standing order is completed, the receiving copy of the purchase order must be signed and the “complete” box checked. Then the Purchase Order must be sent to Purchasing for liquidation and closure of the purchase order in the Banner system.