Washington State University Policy Updates


Departmental Requisition 70.10

This minor amendment:

  • Increases the direct buy limit from $5,000 to $10,000 (Effective: June 2012) , in accordance with state law (RCW 43.19.1906)
  • Clarifies that Departmental Requisitions are used to initiate renewal of blanket orders or contracts.
  • Removes that paper version Departmental Requisition and adds a PDF version form (see 70.10.8)

Blanket Authorization Purchases 70.19

This minor amendment:

  • Updates the descriptions of the types of blanket authorizations in use at the University.
  • Removes the list of current blanket authorizations. Users are directed to the Purchasing Services Blanket Orders website for a list of the current all-University blanket authorizations.
  • Changes the title of this section from Direct Purchases Using Blanket Authorizations.


Purchasing Used Equipment from Outside Vendors 70.23

Used equipment priced over $5000 requires two appraisals by knowledgeable firms or persons not associated with the seller or buying department. (this limit is increased from $3500, in accordance with state law.)

Fuel Credit Cards 95.37

This new section provides requirements, procedures, and applicable forms for obtaining and using WSU fuel credit cards.

Speaker Travel and Speaker Fees 95.25

This minor amendment:

  • Clarifies the procedures for authorizing the expenses (travel and speaker fees) for a planned speaker. Clarifies which form is to be used, based upon the fee amount which is being requested.
  • Clarifies the procedures for submitting a request for payment for expenses after a speaker has completed his or her presentation.

Privately-Owned, Rented, or Chartered Aircraft 95.30

The direct-buy limit for rental or charter purchases is increased from $5,000 to $10,000 (Effective: June 2012) , in accordance with RCW 43.19.1906. Departments must submit a Departmental Requisition instead of a Department Order if the total rental or charter cost exceeds $10,000 .