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Ordering and Payment Methods

The Purchasing Division has the authority and establishes procedures to facilitate the purchase of equipment, materials, commodities, supplies, and services. No other individual or university department has authority to commit the University of Illinois System to purchasing goods and services, unless that authority has been specifically delegated to them.

The Purchasing Division makes all formal negotiations for prices, determines the appropriate prices and vendors (unless a department has been authorized to obtain specifications and cost estimates), and communicates with university departments to be sure the product or service is suitable, reasonable, and can be provided in a timely manner.

This site provides you with information about the policies and procedures for implementing a procurement, the types of orders available through Banner, forms required to process orders, and payment methods available to meet departmental needs.

There are four methods of ordering goods and general services:

Last Updated: July 24, 2018

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