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Controllerís Office
524 Brodhead Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Purchasing Services
516 Brodhead Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18015

The Controllerís Office and Purchasing Services are asking for your help in supporting Lehighís environmental initiatives by minimizing paper and postage costs in the office environment. You can help by limiting the use of Limited Purchase Orders (LPOs). Summarized below are several alternatives to using an LPO. Please review and consider using one of these alternatives the next time you plan on making a purchase of less than $2,000.

  • Pcard
    1. Convenient and fast way to make and pay for purchases
    2. Available to faculty and staff
    3. Most vendors you are using that currently accept LPOs also accept the Pcard
    4. Beginning July 1, 2010 your Pcard purchase will be charged to a Banner account code associated with the vendorís business, for example, purchases from electrical parts suppliers will be charged to account code 74690, Electrical Supplies
    5. You can electronically reallocate Pcard purchases to another Banner index and account code
    6. See http://www.lehigh.edu/~inubs/purchasing/ProcurementCard.shtml for information on how to obtain and/or use a Pcard or contact Brenda Bachman, Purchasing, bkb204, 83266
  • Lab Stores
    1. Purchase lab supplies via Blanket Orders from such suppliers as Fisher, Sigma, Thomas, VWR, Airgas and GTS industries
    2. See http://www.lehigh.edu/~inubs/purchasing/labgeneralinfo.shtml for more information
  • Office Depot
    1. Purchase office supplies
    2. See http://www.lehigh.edu/~inubs/purchasing/FormsHowTo.shtml for more information. Contact Brenda Bachman, Purchasing, bkb204, 8-3266 to set up a profile.

Please contact Purchasing Services at inpur@lehigh.edu or 8-3266 if you would like to discuss what alternative would work best for you. Thank you for your cooperation and support.