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Plan & Buy

Before making purchases it is important to understand buying limits, university contracts and policy. Below you will find the different procurement options the university has and how buying limits determine which procurement method to use.

Procure to Pay Wizard

Use the Procurement Policy Exemption Requests form for the following types requests:

  • Exemption from Using a Mandatory State Contract
  • Sole Source Bidding Exemption
  • Emergency Purchase Bidding Exemption
  • Direct Negotiation Bidding Exemption
  • Scientific Equipment for Research Bidding Exemption


Additional Resources

Gifts and Awards

Advanced planning is needed for Gifts and Awards. Details and information can be found on the following page.

Independent Contractors

A non-Boise State employee providing technical or unique services for the University; an individual with a particular set of skills to perform a specific task.


University P-Card is the preferred purchasing method for goods and services. P-Card purchases are generally up to $2,999 per transaction.

PunchOut Catalogs

State pricing catalog orders that start in Bronco Hub, “punch out” to an external ordering system and finish in Bronco Hub via Purchase Requisition module.

Requisitions and POs

A Purchase Requisition is a request to purchase goods and/or services from an external supplier, includes software renewal and service contract renewal.

Sponsored Project Purchases

There are requirements and procedures for spending Federal Financial Assistance (i.e. Grants and Cooperative Agreements) funds, visit the following page for more information.

State Contracts

University, State and other contracts

Travel and Event Preparation

Travel and Expenses for a valid business purpose must have proper approvals and documentation.


Information for Current Solicitations, Sole Source and setting up suppliers can be found here.

P2P Resources

Forms, Policies, Contracts and Assistance
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