Create a Non-PO Payment Request Step-by-Step

LAST UPDATED: September 8, 2015

Non-PO Payment requests are used only in very select cases when the University needs to make a payment to a supplier, a faculty or staff member, a guest, or the government or other institution.


  • 1

    Review the Buying and Paying Guide to confirm Non-PO is the appropriate method of payment.

  • 2

    Confirm whether the individual or company providing the service is not an existing a supplier. Learn how to Search for a Supplier in Prime Financials.

  • 3

    Individual providing service completes the appropriate documentation.

  • 4

    If this is a new speaker or lecturer, the hiring manager completes the online Prime Supplier Request form and attaches the appropriate documentation.

  • 5

    Accounts Payable confirms documentation and activates supplier for payment.

  • 6

    Upon completion of the service, supporting documentation is provided to a Requisition Creator

  • 7

    Requisition Creator completes a Non-PO Payment request in Prime Financials. Learn more about Non-PO Payment Request.

  • 8

    During an overnight process, the Non-PO Payment request is converted into a voucher (invoice) and routed for approval via Prime Financials.

  • 9

    Department Approver approves payment in Prime Financials. Learn more about how to Approve Non-PO Vouchers.

  • 10

    Upon departmental approval of the Non-PO Payment, Accounts Payable issues payment via the method selected by the supplier on the Supplier Onboarding form.


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