Below you will find information on the different purchase methods available to support you in your purchase. Contact a member of the Purchasing Division with questions.
||When to Use?
||Use a Blanket Order when your Department is making frequent low dollar value purchases from the same vendor.
||✔ Save time
Order directly with the vendor, a Purchase Order or LPO is not needed.
|Purchasing Card (PCard)
||Use a Purchase Card (Scotiabank Visa) when you don't have a Blanket Order set up for a vendor or when a vendor won't accept a Purchase Order.
||✔ Shop online
Great for purchases outside normal business hours.
|Limited Purchase Order (LPO)
||Use an LPO when there isn't a Blanket Order set up for a vendor, when the purchaser doesn't have a PCard or when the merchant doesn't accept PCards.
Once authorized, an LPO can be used by anyone in the Department.
|Purchase Order(PO)/ Supply Purchase Requisition(SPR)
||Use a Purchase Order/SPR when ordering a Restricted Item. You can also use a Purchase Order when a vendor won't accept an LPO or a PCard.
Need help deciding? Contact Purchasing.