The UC Irvine School of Social Sciences Purchasing Office handles all direct payments to vendors for supplies, materials, equipment and services.
The method used to purchase equipment, supplies and services depends upon several factors.
- Used to pay vendors that accept VISA for non-food/entertainment purchases under $5,000 - including tax and shipping
Low Value Purchase Orders (PO)
- Required for vendors that do not accept credit cards for purchases under $5,000
High Value Purchase Orders (PO)
- Required for removal requests, furniture and all purchases over $5,000
Recurring Purchase Orders (RPO)
- Used for repetitive purchases of goods/services from one vendor within a specified time period, only when item is not available in UCBuy or a PALCard is not accepted
Purchasing Guidelines and Resources
The following instructions, resources and online fillable form may be accessed for all types of purchases.
The following forms are available in PDF format, viewable with Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, click here to download your free version.
Faculty Moves and Relocations
Information concerning moves and relocations for in-coming faculty.