November 15, 2011

Small Purchase Order (SPO) Program to end Dec. 31

 Effective Dec. 31, Vanderbilt's Small Purchase Order (SPO) program will be discontinued.

The University is making this change due to the widespread adoption of the more efficient and cost effective eProcurement and Pcard ordering solutions.

Going forward, all orders below $500 should be placed using either the eProcurement system or a Pcard. SPO forms have not been available for purchase since 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, which can be accessed 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, Strategic Projects, at sheri.digiovanna@vanderbilt.edu or call her at 343-1963.

Answers to frequently asked questions are at http://www.vanderbilt.edu/procurement/forms/SPO%20Program%20Phase-out%20FAQ.pdf.