Purchasing Methods

Review the preferred purchasing method and requirements for a wide variety of goods and services. Written bids are required for purchases $10,000 or greater.

SHOP ONLION

Login SIMBA Shop OnLion to create a shopping cart or start a requisition. 

LION MARKETPLACE

Lion Marketplace is the first source to procure goods and services such as office supplies, electronics, computers, scientific items, maintenance and repair operations items, auto parts, furniture, janitorial supplies, and lab supplies. Shoppers use preauthorized limits set by financial officers.

PSU CONTRACTS

Pre-loaded contracted items such as temporary staffing, pest control, equipment for vehicles, heating or air conditioning, and auto visual equipment are available. Buyer’s should search PSU Contracts for items previously set up as a Standing Order. 

FREE TEXT

Create a shopping cart by attaching a preferred supplier’s quote or sole source justification for goods and services not available in Lion Marketplace or PSU Contracts such as lawn mowing, consultant services, specialized software, group travel and conferences. 

PURCHASE ORDER CHANGE FORM

o    SIMBA purchase order change form

NON-PO AP PROCESSING OR PARK VENDOR INVOICE

Login SIMBA to process invoices not originating from a Purchase Order such as utility bills, legal fees, subaward invoices, grant refunds, memberships, rent, and payment of officials.

INTERNAL SERVICE REQUEST (ISR)

The requesting department is required to submit an Internal Service Request, formerly known as an IDCC, in SIMBA. The receiving department provides work after the ISR is approved.

PURCHASING CARD

If goods or services cannot be procured in Shop OnLion, a Purchasing Card is available with spend limits for approved shoppers and travelers to charge transactions.

EMERGENCIES

Follow the established process for emergencies, as defined by
Policy BS09.

PREPAYMENT AND FOREIGN PURCHASES (PDF)

Understand the risks involved with international purchases (PDF).

Conflict of Interest Policy

BS07 Authority and Procurement provides guidelines for relationships between a business and a University employee.