Blanket purchase orders are issued for frequently purchased items and/or services where pricing has been reviewed and negotiated. A blanket purchase order accommodates numerous transactions for a specific time period, generally July 1 through June 30.
Blanket purchase orders should only be used for small dollar purchases, such as long-term service maintenance agreements. Unless the College has a specific negotiated agreement, large dollar items should have a unique purchase order assigned to them. Funds are encumbered against the budget immediately upon issuance. Blanket Purchase Orders can be closed at any time but will automatically be closed at the end of the fiscal year.
Please contact the Purchasing & Procurement office for more information.
Purchase Requisition form can be found on our Forms page.