Correspondence with Vendors

 

Order Correspondence

Following the transmittal of a purchase order to a vendor all correspondence in connection with the fulfillment of the order or contract should be handled by the Purchasing Department. Departments should notify the Purchasing Department of any matters they feel necessitate correspondence.

Changes to the Purchase Order

Departments are to communicate with the Purchasing Department if a purchase order change is desired. The Purchasing Department will process the change on the official University change sheet.

Routine Expediting

To assist in expediting deliveries and if so advised by the Purchasing Department, departments are authorized to contact vendors concerning the status of orders in case of past-due deliveries. Care must be exercised that duplicate shipments are not made as a result of these inquiries. Copies of any correspondence should be sent to the Purchasing Department. Always advise the vendor of the purchase order number when calling or corresponding about orders.

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