Order Process Overview

University staff within schools and departments across the University initiate the acquisition of products and services. They identify the product or service needed and the method of purchasing, in compliance with University policy and procedures. Depending on the method of purchase, suppliers will interface directly with staff within the initiating school / department or in some cases, with Stanford University Purchasing and Contracts staff.

See also: Notice to Suppliers: Proper Invoicing for Authorized Purchase Commitments.

Purchase Order Process and Supplier Interface

Purchase Order Process and Supplier Interface: Graphical Flow Chart

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