Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ - Internal Departments
Below are some of the most frequently ask questions to the purchasing department. Click for questions related to vehicle rental. If your question remains unanswered, please review our purchasing manual.
A: There are multiple ways to look up a J Number, depending on your report access in Banner.
1. The "FTMVEND" Search Function: Click the down arrow within FTMVEND or type "FTIIDEN" in banner's "Go To..." search function. Click the red "X" (Cancel Query) in the top middle and then the "Rollback" arrow in the top left. Deselect "Vendors" and Select "All". Click in the "Last Name" Field and type in the Last Name or Vendor Name. (Note: This search function is case sensitive. If you type %aram% for Aramark, it will not show the correct Vendor. You must capitalize the A: "%Aram%")
2. The "FOAIDEN" Search Function: Click the down arrow within FOAIDEN or type "GUIALTI" in banner's "Go To..." search function . Type what information you have into the appropriate field (line 1) and execute query (F8). If you are unsure of the spelling of a name, Type "%" before and after a portion of the word. Note: the less you type, the greater the chance that the correct J Number will appear on the list. (Example: If you are looking for the vendor Aramark, type "%aram%" and then hit F8)
A: Name change requests must be in writing and include your student ID or social security number, your name PRIOR to the change, as well as your new name, date of birth, marital status (unmarried, married, widowed, separated), your signature, and a copy of one of the following court generated documents:
Court Order/Divorce Decree
Social Security Card
Passport or Visa (Required by international students. Must be original)
You may also download a "Change of Name" form. The University reserves the right to request more than one form of documentation for verification purposes.
The requested documents should then be submitted to the Purchasing Department.
A: Please contact the USA Purchasing Department at (251) 460-6151 to obtain additional information regarding how to create a requisition in Banner.
A: In Banner, you can see who has approved your requisition and who has yet to approve:
Approval Needed: Type "FOAAINP" in banner's "Go To..." search function. Type your Requisition number in the Document field. 'Type' will automatically fill. Click the "Next Block" Icon (or Ctrl + Page Down). There may be multiple levels of 'Queue ID' that show up. All remaining levels of approval must be satisfied before the requisition can become a Purchase Order.
Approval History: If you would like to know who has already approved your requisition, and when - Type "FOIAPPH" in banner's "Go To..." search function. Type your Requisition number in the Document Code field. Hit the F8 button (or click on the Enter Query icon followed by the Execute Query icon). Those who have already approved your Requisition will appear on the right with the date in which they approved.
A: To see if a PO Number has been assigned to your Requisition in Banner:
Type "FOIDOCH" in banner's "Go To..." search function. Type "REQ" in the section for Document Type. Enter your Requisition Number as the Document Code. Click the "Next Block" Icon (or Ctrl + Page Down). If your requisition shows a corresponding purchase order number below, that number has been assigned. If only a requisition number appears, a PO Number has yet to be assigned. You may want to check that all approval queues have been cleared. See above "I submitted a Purchase Requisition. Who still needs to approve it?"
A: To check the status of payment against a Purchase Order in Banner:
Type "FOIDOCH" in banner's "Go To..." search function. Type "PO" in the section for Document Type. Enter your Purchase Order Number as the Document Code. Click the "Next Block" Icon (or Ctrl + Page Down). A list of any invoice associated with the Purchase Order will be listed. A Status of "O" denotes an open/unpaid invoice. "P" denotes the invoice has been paid. Corresponding Check Numbers will be listed to the right. (Note: ACH payments have "!" in front of the check number)
A: Due to the high volume of furniture purchases during each Fiscal Year, all furniture must be ordered through a State Contract or a Cooperative Purchasing Contract. All Banner requisitions for furniture must be made payable to the manufacturer and include the contract number, quote number, and dealer information.
*You may not order from other local stores (ex. Staples, Office Depot). Click Here for Details. This includes using personal funds and requesting reimbursement.
A: Individuals need to complete and return via email both a W-9 and an Authorization for Electronic Direct Deposit Form.
A: Domestic companies need to complete and return via email through the appropriate USA Department with whom you are engaging in business activities both a USA Vendor Registration Form and Electronic Direct Deposit Form. (Foreign companies should submit a W-8BEN, W-8ECI, or USA Vendor Registration Form)
A: Please refer to the information on our "Credit Application Process" Page.
A: Before acquiring your item(s) in the store, you must first go to the customer service desk. Present the USA Tax Exemption Letter to customer service and ask for a Wal-Mart Tax Exemption Card. After you obtain the card you may shop and check out at any register using your P-Card in conjunction with the Wal-Mart Tax Exemption Card.
Note: Please refer to the Purchasing Manual's list of allowable and unallowable expenses before making purchases of general items and/or food at Wal-Mart.