Direct Pay Requisition

This process bypasses the purchasing process and is only permitted for limited situations; see "When to Use A Direct Pay Requisition".  Most items should be procured through a purchase request prior to the good or service being provided, purchase card, or travel expense report (faculty & staff).

The electronic direct pay requisition form is routed for approvals via DocuSign. After the approval process has been completed a copy is forwarded to the Accounts Payable department and the requestor. 

Proper authorization (signatures) must be obtained; the requester of the form cannot be the approver. Based on the requested amount, the following approvals will be obtained via DocuSign.

Approval Flow

Less than $1,000

Chair or Department Director

$1,000 - $4,999

Dean, Senior Director, Asst. Vice President

$5,000 - $24,999

Divisional Vice President or President

Greater than $25,000

VP of Finance & Facilities

A direct pay requisition form should not be used for travel reimbursements (i.e., mileage, meals, gas, in-person or virtual conference registration). Proceed to "Travel Expenses" for guidance.