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Purchase to Payment Process

Tools to Buy > Blanket Order

Blanket Purchase Orders are used for transactions that occur very frequently (daily or multiple times a week), have a high variation of product types, an undetermined timing, and for items not available for purchase in eStores:

Blanket Orders

  • -Example: Blanket purchase orders to order food for campus dining services or Pharmaceuticals

  • -Blanket Purchase Orders may be considered for recurring purchases of a specific service or product.

  • Blanket Purchase Orders create the following:

    -unable to track spend data.

    -difficult to audit pricing variations.

    -challenging to track/audit compliance to established OSU or consortium contract pricing.

The Blanket Purchase Order Release Form (WORD) is used to record all releases against a blanket purchase order.