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Purchase Goods valued up to $25k (PCard not available)

Where the vendor does not accept credit card payment or your PCard limit is not sufficient, goods can be purchased and an invoice sent to York. To purchase goods valued up to $25k without a PCard follow the steps below.

Tip: you may be able to access better pricing and terms if you purchase from a Vendor of Record.

NEW! The payment of invoices that does not require the submission of a purchasing requisition (Non-PO Invoices) will be directed and processed through Sm@rtBuy. For more information on this change can be found on the Non-PO Invoice Processing Instructions page, as well as the Non-PO Invoice Processing FAQs. A reminder that several kinds of payments are exempt from this new process, and should be processed as usual.

1. BEFORE PURCHASE

Two steps are required before purchase:

  1. Check if you can purchase from a Vendor of Record.
  2. Confirm if the vendor requires a Purchase Order (P.O.). If yes, complete and submit a Purchasing Requisition Form.

2. PURCHASE

Receive a copy of the Purchase Order from Procurement Services:

  1. If you receive a Blanket P.O. you will need to purchase the goods directly from the vendor yourself; or
  2. If you receive a General P.O. or Projects P.O. then Procurement Services will purchase the goods on your behalf and send you a confirmation.

More information about Purchase Orders can be found here.

Procurement Services will ask the vendor if they would like to be paid by direct deposit and support the vendor to complete an Application for Vendor Direct Deposit Banking Form.

Purchase the goods directly from the Vendor and request an invoice to be sent directly to Accounts Payable (AP).

For identification purposes it is important that the Vendor includes the following information:

1.  Bill to contact details
a) Payable to: York University
b) The full name and York email address of the purchaser
c) Name of the purchaser's department

2.  Vendor contact details
a) Full vendor name and remit address
b) Vendor phone number and email address

3. Brief description of goods and services

4.  York University cost centre to be charged as provided by the purchaser (if possible)

5. HST registration number (if registered to collect HST) - For small suppliers not required to register for HST, please include the phrase "Small supplier, HST not required."

Additionally, we ask that Vendors provide any other relevant information
standard on invoices that we have not specified in this list (e.g., cost of
goods/services, any discounts, shipping, date of invoice, etc.) For PO invoices,
this information should conform to the lines on the PO.

3. AFTER RECEIPT OF GOODS

You will have a copy of the Purchase Order.

Three steps are required after receipt of goods:

  1. Follow the “Receiving Instructions” section of the Purchase Order. More information about Purchase Orders can be found here.
  2. For payment to a vendor outside Canada or the United States, complete a Wire To Foreign Country Form.
  3. Send all forms to Accounts Payable (along with the invoice if it has been received) acctpay@yorku.ca.

You will not have a Purchase Order. Two steps are required after the receipt of goods:

1.  Invoices will be sent directly to AP from vendor.

2.  AP will upload invoice in Sm@rtBuy.

3.  An automated invoice email notification will be sent to the purchaser. Please see purchaser work instructions on how to complete the following steps:
a) Review invoice and input accounting info;
b) If you do not have accounting information, forward invoice to the person charged with inputting it;
c) Attach any additional documents.

All applicable steps should be completed so invoices can be automatically routed to approvers. Please see approver work instructions for more information.

Note: Procurement Operations would request that all vendors be set up for direct deposit and would support the vendor to complete an Application for Vendor Direct Deposit Banking Form.

For payment to a vendor outside Canada or the United States complete a Wire To Foreign Country Form.


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Telephone: 416 736 5857 (Ext. 55857)

Email: purchase@yorku.ca

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