Purchasing

Michigan Tech has elected to utilize the one-year grace period allowed in the Uniform Guidance for implementing changes to our procurement procedures, and we are continuing to follow the procurement requirements of OMB Circular A-110. 

Michigan Tech's Purchasing Department supports academic, administrative, auxiliary and research departments in the procurement of goods and/or services on behalf of the University. It provides faculty and staff with information on Tech’s purchasing policy and procedures.

Purchases can be made using several methods.

Purchasing Card

Use this card to order items that cost $5,000 or less (including shipping and handling). Although it is a convenient, efficient way to order goods and off-campus services as well as pay for some traveling expenses, there are exceptions to its use.

PO Requisition

Complete a purchase requisition in advance of buying goods and services. If you are paying for services provided on campus, then there are insurance requirements, and a requisition must be filled out.

Blanket Order

Blanket orders are used for items valued at less than $5,000, including freight. It’s for a specified period with the same vendor and with authorization given to one or more people listed on the order.

Check Request

When a vendor won’t take a credit card, checks can be issued to pay for some items. Checks can be requested by completing the check request form. If you cannot access the form, you can request access by submitting an access request form.

Petty Cash

It may improve the efficiency of departmental operations to purchase items that cost less than $200 with petty cash. The funds are subject to periodic audits.

Inquiries

The inquiries search page provides links to web search tools:

  • Account Code/Account Pool Search,
  • Campus Bookstore/University Images IB Receipts,
  • Commodity Code Search,
  • Vendor Search, and
  • Ship-To Address Search.