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Reference the How to Buy at USI: Commodity Guide to help determine the correct payment method for orders over $500. If you are still unsure, then please contact Procurement at extension 1982.

All orders $500 and over must use BuyUSI.

This includes the following:
Catalog Vendors
Office Supplies
IT equipment/supplies/Software
Scientific Equipment
Medical equipment/supplies

The following exceptions apply:

Use P-Card with NO $$ limit for the following:

Academic Testing
Academic Accreditation Fees
Non-Travel Dining/Restaurant
Gift Cards

If the order is $499.99 or less and the supplier is not a catalog vendor or cannot be ordered from a catalog vendor, then a department credit card may be used.

If the department credit card is declined because of the MCC Code (Merchant Category Code), then the order should be entered in BuyUSI:

The department will enter a requisition in BuyUSI and Procurement will process the requisition similar to any other PO. These mainly are for one-time purchases that are over $500.