The foundation strongly encourages all foundation fund holders to utilize the State Purchasing System. This will assure that proper procurement practices have been followed and provide for the most cost-effective use of available funds. The foundation does not have the ability to issue and monitor requests for competitive proposals.

The foundation also has purchase orders available for use by departments through the Foundation Accounting Office. The foundation Disbursements Manager must sign all purchase orders prior to the distribution to the vendor.

For further information on disbursement procedures, see Section III in the Procedures Guide.