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How do I Buy?

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Need a visual guide through the purchasing process? View the Purchase Decision Tree.

Punch-Out Shopping Cart

• Login to create a Punch-Out shopping cart
• Need a detailed screenshot view of creating Punch-Out shopping carts?

Procurement Cards
• Orders $3K or less with Approved or Preferred Suppliers for items not found in Punch-Out catalogs
• See the Procurement Card Policy Overview and FAQ’s for guidance.

Free-Text Shopping Cart
• Orders greater than $3K with Approved or Preferred Suppliers for items not found in Punch-Out catalogs
• Login to create a free-text shopping cart.
• Need a Quick Reference Guide on creating shopping carts?
• Need a detailed screenshot view on creating free-text shopping carts?

After you create a shopping cart, Supply Chain will generate a purchase order that will be sent to the vendor for your goods or services.

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Buying Matrix and Required Documentation for Purchases

Dollar Amount

Purchasing Method

Preferred Vendor* Documentation Required

Approved Vendor Documentation Required

Up to $3K

P-Card

-

-

Up to $1K

PO

-

-

$1K to $10K

PO

1 quote and Contract Number

1 quote

$10K - $250K

PO

1 quote and Contract Number

3 quotes from different vendors  OR Sole Source + 1 quote

$250K or More

PO

1 quote and Contract Number

Formal Bidding Process - Contact Supply Chain OR Sole Source + 1 quote

*Preferred Vendor - A vendor who is in BCM’s vendor master and has an approved valid, agreement/contract in place