At approximately this time each year, Purchasing announces the end-of-year purchase request deadline dates. As you all know, goods and services must be received on or before May 31 in order to be charged against current year funds. While all requests will continue to be processed in chronological order after these dates, it is important that we provide guidelines so that departmental orders are received in a timely manner. Please inform your staff of the deadline dates below:
April 9 - Requests for furniture
April 30 - All other requests except for in-stock office supplies
May 21 - Requests for all in-stock contract office supplies (OfficeMax)
Thanks in advance for your help in ensuring a smooth and efficient year end procurement process. If you have any questions, please let me know. Also, please let us know if you would like Purchasing to attend any of your departmental business meetings. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you.
PLEASE - forward this information as appropriate.
Best wishes on your year-end activities!