University Policy 3.25, Procurement of Goods and Services supports the appropriate stewardship of Cornell’s assets by establishing best practices for procuring goods and services that comply with applicable laws and regulations, university policies, and sound and ethical business management. The Buying Manual, a supplement to policy 3.25, provides detailed procedures and best practices required to comply with the policy.
All of the links in the Buying Manual to the new DFA website have been updated. In addition, in response to feedback from the focus groups, additional hyperlinks have been added to the entire manual and the table of contents has been hyperlinked and posted separately to the website as an additional resource. Thanks very much to all of you who provided your feedback via the survey and to those of you who participated in the focus groups. More improvements will be coming!
Recent updates were made to the content of sections 307, Special Considerations for FTC/BSC Cardholders (PDF, 69 KB) and 502 Contracts (PDF, 38 KB) based on the process changes made to make paying for catering and event space rental easier and to delegate limited signature authority to the FTC/BSC directors for select contracts of less than $10,000. Also, two new sections were added to the Buying Manual: 350, Corporate Travel Cards Introduction (PDF, 26 KB) and 351, Corporate Travel Cards Responsibilities (PDF, 73 KB). These new sections formalize procedures for corporate travel cards that have been in place and published on the Procurement website.