Purchasing Department

Facilities Management Building
411 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-3172
Fax: (248) 370-3175



As of August 1, 2018, the Purchasing Department has 2 open positions, reducing the staff from 5 to 3.  Please know that we are diligently working to complete all Requisitions efficiently and in a timely manner.  To assist with the process, please send combined as one attachment the approved and signed REQ form with all support documents, i.e. quote, contract, insurance, W9, etc.  One page REQs will not be processed and will be sent back with a request for supporting documentation to be provided and returned.  Please review the REQ log below and contact the Buyer listed with questions.  RUSH requests will be routed for approval and may or may not be authorized. 

The Requisition copy function in Banner 8 is no longer functional.  Requisitions will need to be created from scratch.  As an option, departments can utilize this function in Banner 9.  Feel free to contact us for Banner 9 assistance.   

Online Requisitions

Follow these directions to develop a desktop shortcut for the Print Requisition function:

  1. Right click the Start button.
  2. Click Run.
  3. Type \\shares\purchasing\
  4. Right click on the Access Database title "purchasing" and choose send to desktop
    1. Choosing send to desktop creates a short-cut to the purchase requisition database that can be used at any time, simply double click to open the database.
    2. An ODBC login prompt will pop up
      1. If access is denied create a UTS ticket and request ODBC access
    3. Login with the current Banner 8 username and password

New fiscal year Requisitions - Creating REQs for POs to be encumbered in the next fiscal year,  the order date and transaction date must be dated July 1, 20XX. The delivery date should be set for July as well, please include an expected delivery date based on delivery date from quote, RFP, etc.  Example shown in this image link.

Requisition Training Manual

The Banner requisition training manual is available and provided as a PDF at the following link.  To review the manual, click on the link below.

Requisition Log

Once a Requisition is received, it is recorded on a REQ Log.  The log is updated daily and monitored weekly to provide stats on average time in the queue and a departmental turnaround time.  Comments will be added to REQs that are in the queue more than two days.  Please contact the Buyer listed with any questions regarding the REQ submitted. The REQ log can be viewed by clicking the link below:

For banner access for requisitioning go to forms.oakland.edu and click on "Banner - Finance Access"