A blanket Order (open PO) is a purchase order issued to establish an account with a supplier to obtain miscellaneous supplies during a specific period of time (i.e. -maintenance and repair items, etc.) If the total expenditure for the year will be over $2500, and the items are NOT on state contract, a bid will be conducted to obtain the best price and delivery. A purchase order for a specific amount of money will be set up for the fiscal year and then orders may be placed directly to the supplier by the department as supplies are needed. This is a good area for departments to use the Visa Procurement Card and order directly with the supplier.
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