Purchase Order Request Authorization (PORA)


Purchase Order Request and Authorization (PORA) is a CDRC document and method used to request the purchase and/or payment of supplies from vendors and to pay for services that do not require a contract. PORAs can also be used for other miscellaneous expenses such as requesting Conference Registration or hotel payments.


Please note that all expenses charged to a grant must be allowable per OHSU and Federal guidelines.

  1. PI downloads and completes current PORA

  2. PI ensures justification serves as a stand alone description of how the expense contributes to the project's goals and provides specific details.

  3. PI ensures that food requests adhere to OHSU and Funder allowability guidelines regarding Hosting, and that thejustification includes:
    • The names and number of OHSU vs. Non-OHSU attendees
    • Date, time, location, and purpose of event
    • Business Agenda
  4. PI signs and routes to GCO with appropriate supporting documentation (vendor information, conference registration form and agendas etc.)
  5. GCO processes and forwards to the Business Office