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Purchase Order & Low-Value Order Restrictions

Effective January 2, 2024, UCLA transitioned to its new procure-to-pay system, BruinBuy Plus. This web page is actively being updated; however, it still references the legacy BruinBuy system and processes. Review the BruinBuy Plus hub for additional information and resources. 


Purchases of goods and services using a low-value order (LVO) cannot exceed $5,000 per vendor, per day, per account code, excluding transportation costs and excluding sales and/or use tax.

Restrictions & Prohibitions

Attachment A of UCLA Policy 740 and Policy 741 lists goods and services that may not be purchased with University funds — directly or through reimbursement — and also lists goods and services that may be purchased using a requisition only, not an LVO.

Purchases Requiring Special Approval

Attachment B of UCLA Policy 740 and Policy 741 lists goods and services that require prior approval of a designated campus officer before funds can be committed.