The Purchasing Office exists to connect Pepperdine faculty and staff to the vendors that will provide the goods and services necessary for our University to function.

Our goal is to perform this role in a timely, cost-effective, and efficient manner, consistent with Pepperdine's mission and within the scope of the University Financial Policies.

How do I purchase goods or services for the University?

  • Credit Card:
    The Pepperdine One Card is the preferred spending method for purchases of goods under $5000. For more information or to apply for a card visit the Credit Card Home Page.
  • Create a Requisition:
    For any services or goods above $5000, submit a PeopleSoft Requisition which Purchasing will review and turn into a Purchase Order (PO). For more information visit the Purchasing Requisitions website.
  • Office Depot:
    Users with access are able to purchase items from Office Depot Business Solutions. For more information or to request access visit the Pepperdine Office Depot website. 


A Vendor is any individual or entity that we have all necessary information and documentation to do business with. Creating a vendor is simply getting us with that information and documentation.

To create a Vendor, request a W-9 from them and submit a Vendor Application.

Purchase Orders

We create Purchase Orders based on information provided in a Requisition. A Requisition is the request by a requestor to spend University funds for a University purpose. These are generated through PeopleSoft and are used to request procurement of materials, supplies, equipment, and services from a Vendor.

Last Updated: 07/01/2015