An ASC Purchasing Requisition must be completed prior to making any purchase that will be charged to an ASC/Penn budget account. This applies to all payment methods: Purchase Order, ProCard, PDA form, and Wire Transfer.
Commodity Matrix & Purchasing Resources
- University Commodity Matrix
- University Approved Caterers
- University Approved Supplier Search
- Competitive Bidding Policy
- Competitive Bidding Process
NOTE: All supplier contracts must be signed by an authorized individual in the University Purchasing Services department. Please forward contracts electronically to Kelly Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Patty Lindner (email@example.com) for processing through Penn's Purchasing Department.
The preferred method of purchasing at the University is to establish a Purchase Order (PO). POs are used for the purchase of supplies or services and can only be used with University Approved Suppliers. (If a vendor is interested in becoming a University Approved Supplier, a request to Add a New PENN Supplier should be submitted.)
To obtain a PO number for an approved supplier, an ASC Purchasing Request must be submitted the Business Office. The Business Office will reply to the request within 48 hours. If approved, the PO number will be provided on the approval email. Suppliers should include the PO number on all invoices.
The ProCard is a University credit card provided to individuals who are authorized by the ASC Director of Finance as cardholder eligible. To determine if you are eligible for a ProCard, please email Patty Lindner. The card is a Penn-authorized purchasing method for low cost, one-time purchases of non-restricted commodities from non-restricted suppliers. Purchasing from restricted suppliers and for restricted commodities is not permitted. Cardholders should follow card usage guidelines to ensure the proper use of the card. Refer to the University Purchasing Card website for more information.