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Once you've chosen the product/service and the supplier you need, refer to the Gold Guide for the recommended best method to BUY what you need. For more information on each of the buying methods, see the menu below.

Recommended methods for Buying

For your most common purchases:

eProcurement Requisition


  • All requisitions are processed using eProcurement
  • No dollar or commodity limits
  • The standard method for ordering all goods and services


  • Retail & internet suppliers not in eProcurement
  • Low $$ purchases


  • Clinical Supplies
  • Clinical Inventory

For your specialty purchases:

  • 1180s - use for internal Vanderbilt purchases or cross-charges. For more information on how to purchase from a particular department at Vanderbilt, contact that department.
  • Demand Check - For employee reimbursement and specially designated purchases as determined by Disbursement Services.

Forms / Documents (related to the BUY stage)