Systems and Procedures
A Division of The Corporate Controller's Office


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The Purchase Order Change form provides a consistent means for a department to notify the proper areas that a Purchase Order must be revised or follow-up actions must be taken.

General Information:

If an item is canceled, and it is later decided that item is wanted, put through a new Purchase Order with that item on it.

Exhibit and Instructions:

To view document exhibits, click on link below:

Purchase Order Change Form Exhibit

Form Requirements:

No form may be used that substitutes for an approved official University form without prior review and approval by the steward of the form/central office, as facilitated by the Office of Systems and Procedures (designated representative of the Corporate Controller). See Policy FN17 - Required Use of Approved University Forms Appearing in the General University Reference Utility (GURU) for full details.

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Number of Copies and Ultimate Distribution:

Table of distribution and retention of the Purchase Order Change Form
Ultimate Distribution: Retention Periods:
Original White Purchasing Services Financial Record Retention Schedule, Refer to Purchasing (Non-Pcard) subsection

Where to Send Completed Form:

After completing Purchase Order Change Form, rename the file to be uploaded as "POCF" and attach the form as a comment on the appropriate PO or Requisition. BE SURE to select the "Email Notification(s) box, and select the correct Purchasing Assistant by clicking "add email receipt"; otherwise the POCF will NOT be processed. If you are not the requestioner, or on the approval path for the PO, please submit the POCF via email to purchasing@psu.edu , referencing the Requisition or PO number, along with the PA Code in the subject line of the email (e.g, E17-012345 G)."

Contact Information:

For questions, additional details, or to request changes to this form, contact Procurement Services.

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