In general, if your purchase requires a requisition, that will come first. However, if you are using a standard university contract template and have a valid non-competitive solicitation, the contract can be signed first. Contact Procurement Services if unsure.
Do you need to purchase goods? Check out this flowchart (opens in a new tab) designed to help in your decision process.
Do you need to purchase a service that is not available in the MarketPlace? Check out this flowchart (opens in a new tab).