New Year Blankets and Maintenance Agreements
Emily J. Hamby, C.P.M., Director
In mid-June blanket requisitions that were entered on the electronic requisition system during 00-01 on state, auxiliary or local funds will appear on your level 1 browse screen and highlighted as new requisitions. The department may change anything other than the Requisition number and must change the dates. You may forward to Purchasing beginning June 29 but not earlier. You may delete any requisition not needed in the new fiscal year. Requisitions originally submitted on paper and contract and grant accounts will not appear.
Requisitions with attachments, such as a contract or sole source may be submitted on a paper PUR 300 form along with the attachments. Please notate FY2001-2002 in Red across the top.
Keep in mind the following:
- Annual needs should be assessed and the full amount encumbered where budgets allow. Blankets should not be opened for less than $200.
- Blankets issued after early July will begin the day the purchase order is issued.
- Blankets for grant accounts will be issued for twelve months. They will not be extended for multiple years due to problems in filing and processing change orders.
- Purchasing cards may be used in lieu of blankets for routine purchases from vendors who accept the VISA card.Please do not open blankets for vendors from whom you normally make purchases with the Procurement Card. Purchasing may question the necessity for the blanket for office supplies, lab supplies, routine copier/fax supplies, etc. where the purchasing card is accepted.
If you have any questions, please call your Purchasing Office.