Purchasing products at the college should be done using preferred vendors and by utilizing the following methods or purchasing consortiums that the college is a part of. Please contact the Accounts Payable Office for specific questions on how to get set up or purchase products using any of the following methods.

The St. Olaf College purchase card program is a cost-effective method of purchasing and paying for purchases and travel expenses. Purchasing procedures should be followed when ordering products for St. Olaf College.

Departments may purchase their own furniture with their departmental funds, but all furniture purchases must be processed through Facilities to ensure a uniform standard and quality. Please contact Gregg Menning in the Facilities Department when needing assistance.

Departments may not use their departmental operating funds for technology purchases. Standard technologies go through the twice yearly IT technology requests (April 1st and October 31st). Special requests and items needed between cycles can be submitted to the IT Help Desk by sending an email to helpdesk. A ticket will automatically be created and the correct IT group will be notified. Another easy method is to log a ticket directly at help.stolaf.edu.

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St. Olaf College Fixed Asset Management Procedures:

Property and equipment purchased with College funds, including grants and gifts, are College property.  Each department head is responsible for safeguarding all assigned assets. Click here for more information.