Procurement tip: Blanket purchase orders

This notice appeared in the Weekly Phoenix between October 18, 2021 and November 1, 2021.

October 18, 2021

Lately, we have sent a number of Chartwells requisitions back because they were entered after the event date and, therefore, needed a Non-Routine Justification Form.

In order to avoid this requirement, we suggest entering a blanket purchase order.

Please use the Blanket PO Form to assist you in determining the amount to budget for Cost Center Manager approval within Workday.

Blanket orders are useful for routine/contracted services because they reduce the amount of orders entered and streamline the billing process, thus avoiding the need for justification of non-routine payments.

As always, we are here to help! If you have any questions about this information, reach out to the Procurement Department.