RUSH Order Process
If you have a Rush order and need Purchasing to place an order immediately, please walk the requisition to the Purchasing Office in 211 TASF and communicate your urgency with Melissa at the front desk or any of the Purchasing Office staff. Two-way communication is vital in order to make sure Purchasing is clear on your expectations and fulfilling your needs. Purchasing writes RUSH on the top of the requisition and alerts all appropriate parties in the approval routing process that your request is urgent. Once the requisition is electronically entered, Purchasing monitors the routing closely to make sure it is being approved timely.
When you submit the requisition, it is very important to have the appropriate signatures on the requisition. This may include your supervisor or program director's approval to purchase. Purchasing will not be able to process the order until the appropriate authorizations have been given, so please make sure you have the correct signature level on the requisition. Also note the applicable Breakdown/Emergency section at the bottom of the requisition form. Please complete this area to provide further communication regarding your needs.
Purchasing receives many requests each day. Many requisitions have a deliver requirement of "ASAP". We understand everyone would like their product soon, but if you write "ASAP" we do not translate this as RUSH. Please be very specifice in letting us know if you have a requisition that needs to be ordered immediately.