About Purchase Orders
A Purchase Order is a contract between Colby College and the vendor. There are two ways to complete the purchase order process.
- Online Submission – Fill out the online requisition with all the information. Just follow the steps … it’s that easy.
- Paper “D” Purchase Orders are issued by the assistant director of administrative financial services—call or email to begin the process. The paper POs are a three-part form. The white part goes to the vendor, the yellow part is for your records, and the pink part gets sent back to the assistant director of administrative financial services for their records.
All POs (Online and Paper)
- Must be sent to the assistant director of administrative financial services for submission before payment can be processed. If there is no receipt, payment will not be made until one is received.
- Must provide a complete Colby account number.
- If the expense is an entertainment expense, you must provide a complete list of names who attended and also how the expense is related to the College.
Please help us reduce our use of POs
Please ask the vendor if they will accept payment by Visa. This is Colby’s preferred method of payment. Most departments have a departmental Visa purchasing card, but if your department does not have a card and the vendor accepts Visa, let the assistant director of administrative financial services know and the purchase can be made through the Administrative Finance Office.