Departmental Purchase Orders

A Departmental Purchase Order (DPO) can be used by departments for purchases up to $4,999.99, when a formal Purchase Order in the Financial Information System (FIS) is not an requirement.

A DPO  provides:

  • a documented paper trail
  • a department quotation number to reference
  • clear direction and information for vendors

Purchase Orders for purchases up to $4,999.99  can also be created in the Financial Information System (FIS), however, this is not a requirement.

UTM Departments have the option of issuing a Departmental Purchase Order, using the DPO Form.