The Outstanding POs reminder is an e-mail memo sent by the Purchasing Department to other LCSC Departments. It is sent approximately once a week and lists orders for which departments received a PO number more than a week prior.
This reminder does not necessarily mean there is an issue with the requisition. It just means that it either has not been entered into Colleague yet, or it has stalled in the approvals process.
Please note that you should not wait for the invoice before entering a requisition. Enter the requisition and then once your department receives the invoice, forward it to Accounts Payable.
The Controller’s Office has asked Purchasing to remind departments to enter requisitions in a timely manner. The policy is that requisitions should be entered within 48 hours of receiving a PO number from Purchasing. The main reason the reminder has been instituted is to ensure vendors are paid on time. It also helps prevent requisitions/orders being forgotten.
Questions? Please contact Purchasing at (208) 792-2288.