August 9, 2011

Small Purchase Order program to end Dec. 31

The Small Purchase Order (SPO) program will end Dec. 31, in favor of the more efficient and cost effective eProcurement and Pcard ordering solutions, Vanderbilt’s Procurement and Disbursement Services office has announced.

Effective Jan. 1, 2012, the SPO program will be discontinued. Going forward, all orders less than $500 should be placed using either the eProcurement system or a Pcard. Procurement Services will stop selling SPO forms Oct. 1, and Vanderbilt suppliers will no longer accept the forms beginning Jan. 1, 2012.

Directions for ordering through the eProcurement system, online tutorials and details on how to arrange access can be found on the eProcurement website at http://www.vanderbilt.edu/procurement/eprocurement.

Directions for obtaining a Pcard and its required training can be found on the Pcard website at http://www.vanderbilt.edu/procurement/pcard/default.shtml.

If you have questions or need help with this updated procedure, please contact Sheri DiGiovanna, manager of strategic projects, at sheri.digiovanna@vanderbilt.edu or 343-1963.