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Non-Catalog Requests in iProcurement

Non-Catalog Requests are a method of purchasing goods and services in iProcurement. 

A non-catalog purchase requisition, also called a non-catalog request, is a purchasing method accessed through iProcurement that is used to purchase services or goods. Before initiating a new non-catalog purchase requisition, Stanford purchasers should review goods offered by Amazon Business and SmartMart Catalog Suppliers, which offer a streamlined and efficient ordering process. 

To review the purchase order process, including required documentation and requirements for certain transactions, refer to Topic Overview: Purchase Order Process.  

Purchases Requiring a Contract

  • A contract is required for most purchases of goods and services that require Stanford signature, regardless of dollar amount, including zero dollar agreements. 
  • New and amended contract requests of any or no dollar amount are submitted to Procurement Services through the SmartMart Contracts system within iProcurement.
  • To learn more about that contracts process at Stanford, refer to Topic Overview: Contracts

Gaining Access to iProcurement

All university employees with active SUNet IDs are automatically granted access to iProcurement. There is only one level of access in iProcurement.

Non-employee students require sponsorship by a Stanford employee. To request access, please submit a support request.

Browser Requirements

For important information on which browsers are authorized for iProcurement, review the Administrative System Browser Requirements.

New iProcurement learning solutions are in development with a planned release of summer 2022.

Until then, new employees can access existing training materials from the following course overview pages: 

Category How-to Instructions

Oracle Basics

iProcurement Basics
New Non-Catalog Requests
Equipment Loans and Purchases
Change/Cancel/Close Purchase Orders
Receiving and Returns
Payment Options
Last Updated: Oct 21, 2022


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