Purchasing Methods

Before making a purchase, evaluate both methods and review training materials.

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Shop OnLion

Create one of the shopping carts below to purchase goods and services with a purchase order.

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Lion Marketplace

Quick processing for faster delivery in more than 40 punchout catalogs for janitorial, electronic, furniture, and other goods and services. Orders under $5,000 are preauthorized and don't require additional approvals. 


SIMBA>>Purchasing>>Shop OnLion>>Shop>>Lion Marketplace


Create a Lion Marketplace Shopping Cart.

PSU Contract

Pre-loaded university-wide or department-specific contracts are available in Shop OnLion for orders such as temporary staffing, pest control, vehicle equipment, heating and air conditioning, and auto-visual equipment.

Reach out to the appropriate buyer with any general questions regarding PSU Contracts, to learn about using the current PSU Contracts published, or to learn about setting up new PSU Contracts (either university-wide or department-specific).


SIMBA>>Purchasing>>Shop OnLion>>Shop>>PSU Contracts


Create a PSU Contracts Shopping Cart.

Free Text

Attach a quote for a good or service unavailable from Lion Marketplace or PSU Contracts for purchases less than $10,000.


  • Lawn mowing
  • Consultant services
  • Specialized software
  • Group travel and conferences


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Free Text hands-on guide (DOCX).

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Purchasing Card

Verify your credit card is an allowable method in the Procurement Search Tool and eliminate creating a shopping cart.