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Purchases of $10,000 to $25,000

If a purchase is estimated to exceed $10,000 but less than $25,000, competitive bids will be taken by the Director of Purchasing. Based upon the circumstances and type of purchase, the Director of Purchasing will determine the process to solicit bids from the options available.


  1. Enter your purchase order request through PCS.
  2. Indicate in the memo any additional information purchasing staff would need to know in regards to this request, any quotes, forms or other documents that you may be sending to Purchasing as an attachment.
  3. Reference the purchase order number on your attachments and send them to pre-audit in Purchasing.
  4. Release your request to the Purchasing Department (050 status).
  5. The Purchasing Department will proceed with the processing of your order under MnSCU Purchasing guidelines.
  6. When your purchase order is approved and printed, it will be at 450 status (open purchase order.)
  7. Purchasing will send the Original printed purchase order to the Vendor or Responsible Person for the account. Duplicate (1) will be given to Accounts Payable, and Duplicate (2) goes the requesting department for their records.

**If you are ordering online, please indicate in the memo whether the PO should be mailed to the Vendor. In most cases, the PO is not mailed to avoid any duplicate ordering.


Questions related to Purchasing or Contracting should be directed to the Purchasing Clerk, Christy Johnson, at extension 6215 or

Last Modified: 8/21/19 12:34 PM