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Chemical Engineering

Designing molecular technology for the 21st century with biology and chemistry

Purchase Orders

Orders over $2000 must be acquired through a purchase order. Obtain a quote from the company you wish to make the purchase through and submit this to MJ who will then process the PO through IBIS financial system. For more information, go to

Orders under $2000 may be purchased via the Penn State Purchasing Card. The Penn State Purchasing Card is Visa charge card that enables authorized Penn State employees to purchase certain goods and services directly from a supplier. It eliminates the need for additional paperwork (such as purchase orders and quotes) and it can be used for transactions up to a predetermined limit, which varies by employee.

To obtain a purchasing card, you must complete an on-line tutorial and quiz at and sign a Purchasing Card agreement that MJ will email to you when you have taken the tutorial and passed the quiz. You will need to select either the quiz for both Travel and goods/services or the separate quiz for goods and services or the one for just Travel.

If you plan on using the p-card to book business travel, lodging, and meals and also purchase lab supplies then you should be taking the first quiz which includes travel and goods and services.

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