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What is a confirming order?

A confirming order is defined as an order placed by an end user with a vendor without following the standard procurement cycle — which begins with the creation of a CUNYfirst requisition by the department and the issuance of a Purchase Order by the Office of Purchasing and Contracting.

Confirming orders are in violation of CUNY procurement policy. End users could be held personally responsible for confirming orders. If you have an emergency, please contact the Office of Purchasing and Contracting immediately. We need pre-approval from CUNY Central Office to streamline the procurement cycle.

Casual planning does not constitute an emergency.

Procurement cards can assist departments in purchasing items that cost less than $1,000.

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