Blanket Purchase Orders

Upon departmental request, and with the Purchasing Office's approval, a blanket order may be placed with a specific vendor in cases where many small dollar volume purchases are anticipated. A $499 limit will be set for the total amount of each purchase and the purchase order total cannot exceed $10,000. Blanket orders must be reviewed each fiscal year. Where possible, bids will be taken each year requesting quantity discounts based on estimated volume. All contract requests will include estimated volumes and expenditures.