Order-Class Code A
|Order Class||Use||How to Process|
|A||Blanket Orders & Release Orders|
A-class orders are releases against campuswide (K-class) or departmental (B-class) blanket agreements, or purchase contracts that Campus Purchasing has established with suppliers. They contain discount pricing, terms and conditions, and service standards that have been reviewed and negotiated by Purchasing to protect the University’s interests.
B-class orders are restricted blankets that may be used only by the department identified by the department’s four-digit code in front of the order number. Your department should maintain a list of open B-class blanket orders if they have been established. The list should include a remaining amount and the expiration date so that your department can track usage and request change orders if they need to add money or renew the blanket order.
K-class orders are campuswide blanket orders that are not restricted to a specific department. Most departments can use agreements established using K-class blanket orders by issuing A-class releases against them.
Depending on the type of goods or services being procured on a blanket, funding source and the amount of the blanket, Purchasing may require that it go through a bid process before it can be renewed.