The standard purchasing method for all goods is the PantherExpress System. Purchasers should always use University-wide Contracted Suppliers if available.
Departments can approve all purchases $10,000.00 in value or less. While competitive bidding is not required for purchases under $10,000, it is required that purchasers compare and/or evaluate potential suppliers in order to obtain the lowest total cost.
Most goods purchases from suppliers who are not University-wide Contracted Suppliers should take place on one of the Standard Forms in the PantherExpress System.