The Purchase Requisition Form (PRF) is an electronic document that is used to identify the need to procure goods and/or services.  The form is an internal document th​at will be initiated by the individual requestor and sent through the appropriate transaction & approval levels to be further processed (please see the Procurement Transaction Levels & Authority Grids ​page).

Completed Requisitions should be forwarded to the Fiscal Services department along with any supporting materials or documentation.

In brief, the steps are as follows:
    1. The requestor contacts the commodity buyer for pricing, if necessary;
    2. A Purchase Requisition Form is filled out;
    3. The requestor obtains required department signatures (i.e. Supervisor/Department Head, Administrator, Vice President) and is then forwarded to Fiscal Services and it's run through the final approvals.
The forms needed to start the process are available under the Documents panel on the right. For more information on the steps that follow or to view the complete process workflow, see below.

   1​  Ide​ntify​ Buyer

To request information on the type of product you nee​d to include on your purchase requisition, you will first need to identify the type of product/service (or commodity) you need and contact the buyer assigned to that commodity. ​You can also find this on Identify Commodity Buyer.

*PDF version is also available here:Identifying CommodityIdentifying Buyer Commodity.

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You can find the Buyer’s e-mail information on the Contact Us page to send an email with your request  (see sample e-mails). Please make sure to add as many details as possible.

Faculty Inquiry
Sample faculty question

Buyer Response
Sample buyer reply​​​
    2  PRF & Approvals

Once pricing is received from the buyer, you can start the Purchase Requisition Form. The Form and walk-through instructions can be found below. After this, please read on for additional approvals on specific commodities. To view the entire workflow and what follows, see the ​ More Information section.

The approval section of the Purchase Requisition Form is to be used to obtain required signature approvals. Please completely fill-out the form, print/save for your records and then forward through the approval process. See image below.

Purchase Requisition Form
Purchase Requisition Form approval section
  1. Requestor
  2. Department Head/ Administrator
  3. Vice President
  4. Fiscal Services

*Additional approvals required


When purchasing computer related hardware and software, there may be compatibility issues and site-licensing fees in addition to the cost of the software. The Requestor must forward and have the requisition reviewed/approved by the MIS Department prior to P.O. processing. Please forward your requisition to

When purchasing Multifunction devices, copiers/fax/scanners, the Requisition must be forwarded by the Requestor for review/approval by the Media /Graphics Center prior to P.O. processing. Please contact ​ Al DeSalles, Media & Reprographic Services Manager, via email at:

* 1MAJOR FURNISHINGS AND WORKSTATIONS When purchasing 1Major Assets, the Requisition must be forwarded by the Requestor for review and approval by the Maintenance Department to ensure:
  • That the existing facility space can accommodate the request
  • That the proper electrical utilities are in place
  • That staff are budgeted, scheduled and available for installation activities if required
  • That the item is inventoried and tagged.

Please forward your requisition to Bruce Wyban, Acting Chief Director of Facilities via email at

1Major Assets include any workstations and/or furnishings that require electrical utilities, or are of a size or quantity that will require installation and/or require maintenance staff to have items moved and/or put in place.

The Fiscal Services staff will forward the Requisition to the Purchasing Department for processing once they have verified the account information.

   3  More Information

Transaction Levels

See Procurement Transaction Levels & Authority Grids page, as well as the Approval Section of the Purchase Requisition Form above.

Procurement Transaction Levels & Authority Grids

Purchase Requisitions must be approved prior to the issuance of any Purchase Order. Following the approval process, the assigned Commodity Buyer will review the purchase requisition details, source, request for quotes (RFQ), obtain Board of Trustees (BOT) approval if necessary, create a Purchase Order to the selected supplier, and place the order.

Internal Process
Purchase Requisitions will be processed internally as follows:
Purchase Requisition Process

If you have any questions or require assistance, please visit our Contact Us page or call us at (310) 434-4304.
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