UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH POLICY 05-02-07

CATEGORY:               FINANCIAL AFFAIRS
SECTION:                   Purchasing
SUBJECT:                  Deliveries and Receiving
EFFECTIVE DATE:    March 12, 2003 Revised
PAGE(S):                    1

I.    SCOPE

      This policy establishes the areas of responsibility for the receipt of deliveries.

II.   POLICY

      The responsibility for the receiving process is shared among several offices, acting in

      consort, to protect the interests of the University.

      Most shipments are made directly to the location of the user to avoid double handling and

      redelivery expense.  When direct shipping is not practical, shipments are made to several
      receiving points.

      The Purchasing Department, as well as its decentralized purchasing units, will provide

      assistance and advice upon request.