How Do I Purchase? 


Below are step by step guidelines on how to make purchases here at The University of Akron.  Starting from Step 1, if you are able to procure your good or service through this Step, please do so.  If not, move to the next step. 

The links below contain the forms needed to procure departmental goods or services for faculty and staff. 

The links below contain Central Store Services for faculty and staff.  Please visit Central Stores for additional information. 

First time using ESM? Please find additional information and application here

Place order through ESM Purchasing system, using your P-Card.

Place order using your departmental P-Card,  following the P-Card policies. 

Please visit P-Card page, located on the blue bar, across the top of this page, for more information. 

After reviewing the CAP-6-01 Guidelines to make sure your purchase qualifies to be purchased this way, send the Direct Payment Form, invoice(s), and all additional paperwork, to Accounts Payable, +6214.

First time users should fill out the Security Request Form on the IT page, here

To input a PeopleSoft Requisition, please visit log in page here

Enter a requisition into PeopleSoft for the first blanket PO to be created. Blanket PO's encumber the entire balance for the year. 

Upon the renewal of blanket PO's are done on a fiscal year by requisition a renewal. (B19 is prefix with PO number).