Purchasing

NCV Purchasing Contacts

Damon Magnuson: 402-472-4530 | damon@unl.edu | RM 140

Nathan Wiest: (for technology purchases) 402-472-2171 | Purchase Request | RM 337

Purchasing Overview

UNL uses the eSHOP system for purchasing from many common vendors including: UNL Software, UNL Apple Sales, Dell, Fisher Scientific, Bio-Rad, IDT, Office Depot, Newegg, Grainger, and many more.

Sometimes the correct vendor is not in the eSHOP system. If this is the case, you will have to fill out a purchase requisition and have Damon order if for you.

A purchase requisition form will be used for ordering goods and services from internal University departments and external vendors not available in the eSHOP system and/or requiring the use of a purchasing card.

Below are instructions on how to order items via eSHOP and via purchase requisition.

Purchasing via eSHOP

  1. Login to eSHOP via firefly.nebraska.edu 
  2. Login (User name is NU ID listed on N-Card)
  3. Click the eSHOP tab near the top 
  4. Click the green "Go" to launch eSHOP. This will open a new window. 
  5. Search by typing directly into the search box, or select a store to look within a particular store
  6. Click "Order from Supplier" to add to your cart from "punch-out" vendors taken to their website add orders to cart "check-out" cart, "Return Cart to Purchasing Application", or equivalent returns you to eSHOP
  7. Click on "Add to Cart" for fully integrated stores
  8. Check-out by clicking the Shopping Cart icon in the top right
  9. Optional: name your cart in the upper left "Name this cart" to help you remember the contents
  10. Click on "Proceed to Checkout"
  11. Confirm or change Cost Center and GL Account category under "Accounting Codes"
    1. To change: Click on "edit"
    2. Click on "Recalculate and Save"
  12. Under "Internal Notes and Attachments" add an Internal Note that describes the specific business purposes. This needs to be a detailed sentence about how this will be used.
  13. Complete by clicking on "Assign Cart". Click "Assign".

Purchasing via Purchase Requisition

  1. Download the Purchase Requisition form for the link above
  2. Fill in all the information needed to place the order
  3. Attach the Purchase Requisition to an email and send it to the appropriate person listed above
  4. If you have any question, contact Damon


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Technology Purchases via Purchase Requisition

  1. Log in with your username and password
  2. Submit an Incident
  3. Under Category: Select Purchase Equipment
  4. Under Sub-Category: Select what type of Equipment you want to purchase
  5. Under third level Category: Select what brand you would want
  6. Description: Explain exactly what you would like ordered, and provide a cost object number