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Purchase Order

The purchase order (PO) is the University's primary authorized buying method. A PO - created and processed through Penn's financial system - establishes a contract and sets the legal rights and obligations of both Penn and the supplier.  It is therefore critical that requisitioners and PO managers are specific, accurate, and mindful in creating and approving POs. While the PO is the primary authorized buying method at Penn, it is important to become familiar with each of the University's authorized buying methods.