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PReqs Information

The University of Iowa on-line PReqs system is a primary vehicle for goods or services to be acquired from an off campus supplier.  The system has 3 forms to process orders:

  1. Purchase Requisition is used to order by description only for services, equipment, repairs and blanket orders that go to an outside vendor. Also includes:  Contracts & Maintenance, Sub-contracts, Professional Services.  Training Guide
  2. eBuy Orders An eProcurement solution providing a connection to primary suppliers.  Training
  3. Catalog Orders is used to order PeopleSoft item number products that are sourced from Hospital Process Stores, General Stores, Dentistry Stores, and College of Pharmacy Stores or from a vendor.  Training Guide




Receiving (Training Guide) - A process of receiving goods for PReq orders to an outside vendor when an initiator indicates a required Receiver.  These PReqs will have one of the following:

  • IACT 6730, 6731, or 6740
  • PReq total is ≥ $10,000
  • PReq total is ≥ $5,000 and uses IACT between 6200-6235
  • Blanket Orders (starting with B) and Contract Orders (starting with C) with IACT 6200-6235, 6730, 6731, or 6740
    • Blanket Order Vouchers that are $10,000
  • Non-inventory item (where Receiving is not already checked as “Required”)

For details on enhancements see:  PReq Announcements


Training for PReqs and Catalog Orders



For questions PReq/Catalog Order, contact: