Campus Resources

Purchasing Department

General Guidelines
  1. Plan! Anticipate requirements in advance. The axiom "haste makes waste" is particularly true in purchasing.

  2. Be specific, clear, and detailed on requisitions as precision helps obtain exact or comparable goods.

  3. Do not make commitments to vendors without the consent of the Purchasing Department. Saint Joseph’s University will not be held liable for the payment of any vendor’s invoice without a previously issued purchase order.

  4. Keep all information and quotations submitted by competing vendors strictly confidential.

  5. Check all deliveries as promptly as possible so that adjustments can be made. Notify Purchasing of any problems as to quantity and quality.