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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:


  • Now capable of processing all requisition types
  • No dollar or commodity limits
  • Now the standard method for ordering all goods and services

Paper Requisitions

  • Legacy process to be phased out in favor of eProcurement
  • High dollar, more complex orders


  • 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)