Purchasing Guidelines

Purchases of $999.99

These purchases are exempt from competition and will be assigned a Verbal Purchase Order. Please complete the online Purchase Requisition form. Once you obtain the PO number from the purchasing Office, you can then place your order with vendor providing the PO number, your name, department and "ship-to" address. The vendor should be instructed to send the invoice referencing the PO number to Accounts Payable, University of New Orleans, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans, LA 70148

Purchases between $1,000 and $5,000

These purchases are exempt from competition and will be assigned a Purchase Order. Please complete the online Purchase Requisition form, print it, obtain signatures and submit to the Purchasing Office along with the quote from the Vendor. The Purchasing Office will place the order with the vendor for you.

Purchases between $5,000 and $15,000

Purchases require competitive phone quotes with a few exceptions as noted under the “Exceptions to the need for Competitive Bidding section. The telephone quotation sheet should be completed with a verbal quote from at least three vendors. One of the vendors must be from the Hudson Initiative list published by the Louisiana Department of Economic Development. The list of vendors is provided on the state purchasing website .

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Purchases over $15,000

The purchase requisition submitted should list specifications for the goods or services requested in the comments section (a copy of the specifications may be attached). The Purchasing Office will issue an Invitation to Bid for these purchases to at least five potential vendors, two of which must be from the list of certified small and emerging businesses (SEB). The length of time required for the bid process will be influenced by the following three factors.

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