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Purchase Order Exceptions

The following transactions do not require a Purchase Order, regardless of the amount of the purchase.

Use a Check Request:

  • Advertising (i.e., media time or space ad agencies).
  • Construction contracts administered by the appropriate Vice President.
  • Dinner parties and social events.
  • Dues and subscriptions.
  • Independent Contractors (See Special Section on Independent Contractors).
  • Library purchases of books and periodicals.
  • Licenses and permits.
  • Professional and Personal Services (i.e., legal, architectural, accounting and other consulting).
  • Publications and reprint fees to copyright holders.
  • Space (Leases).
  • Space (Rentals).
  • Travel (See the Travel Policy).
  • Utility payments (i.e., telephone, electric, natural gas, city steam, etc.).