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Idaho State University

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is a Purchase Requisition?

Where do I enter a Purchase Requisition?

Can I use a requisition number to start a project or place an order?

Can I sign a contract with a supplier?

How do I request an amendment/change order to a PO?

What is a Standing Purchase Order (PO)?

What if the item I need is only available from one source?

Are there Granting Agency specific requirements?

What is the process for purchasing goods or services from a foreign vendor?

In general, when is a bid necessary?

I've already received pricing estimates—does Purchasing still need to quote?

Why did my shipment deliver to Central Shipping and Receiving?

Can invoices be submitted via email?

How can I tell if an invoice has been processed?

What do I do after-the-fact?

Purchasing Services

(208) 282-3111

Idaho State University

Purchasing Services

921 S. 8th Ave., Stop 8110 Pocatello, ID 83209


Administration Building, Room 114

Summer Hours:

Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. MT


FY20 Fiscal Year End Due Dates


P-Cards authorized for Chartwells Catering

Chartwells Pcard Announcement

(Stay at Home)

Shipping and Receiving Protocol

Shipping and Receiving during Covid19


Be a Bengal Recognition Program