Video Tutorials

The video tutorials listed below were created using the updated buyND user interface. Demonstration videos will assist new buyND users as well as current users who are transitioning to the new user interface.

Video Tutorial Topics:

Edit User Profile

Approving a Requisition

Navigating the Updated User Interface

Using the Supplier Selection Form

Using the Blanket Order Form

Using the Contract Order Form


Edit User Profile:

After watching the demonstration, a user will be able to update default profile attributes. Default profile attributes are pre-populated into a requisition when it is created. The demonstration covers making changes to the following areas:

  • Ship to Address
  • FOAPAL Codes
  • Code Favorites

profile Reference Guide (PDF)


Approving a Requisition:

After watching the demonstration, an approver will be able to perform common tasks in the updated user interface.The demonstration covers making changes to the following tasks:

  • View Your Approvals
  • Approve Requisitions
  • Assign a Substitute Approver

approval Reference Guide (PDF)


Navigating the Updated User Interface:

In the upgraded interface, the tab layout of buyND is replaced with a clean, sleek look and feel. After watching the demonstration, a user will have a general knowledge of navigating through the upgraded user interface. The demonstration covers navigating the following areas:

  • Shop Menu
  • Document Search & Approvals Menu
  • Action Items
  • Notifications
  • Cart Preview
  • Quick Search

profile Reference Guide (PDF)


Using the Supplier Selection Form:

After watching the demonstration, a user will be able to create a purchase order using the new Supplier Selection Form. The Supplier Selection Form should be used to document the purchase of goods and/or services greater than $5,000. Departments will use this form to document one of three purchasing scenarios:

  • Procurement Services solicits bids and provides a summary of the results for the requisitioner's review and evaluation.
  • The department obtains three written bids and attaches them.
  • The department provides an acceptable sole source justification for the supplier selection.

profile Reference Guide (PDF)


Using the Blanket Order Form:

After watching the demonstration, a user will be able to create a blanket purchase order using the new Blanket Order Form. Blanket orders are to be used only when the following criteria are met:

  • Term: The term is within one fiscal year for unrestricted FOAPALs and within the grant term for restricted FOAPALs.
  • Price: The estimated encumbrance for the entire term is known.
  • Date: The starting date is within the fiscal year the order is created.
  • Supplier: The supplier has been approved and entered into buyND.

profile Reference Guide (PDF)


Using the Contract Order Form:

After watching the demonstration, a user will be able to create a contract purchase order using the new Contract Order Form. Contract orders are to be used only when the following criteria are met:

  • Term: A multi-year contract for a set multi-year term or on-going until cancelled by the University.
  • Price: The quantity and price are known, payable monthly, quarterly, or yearly.
  • Date: The starting date is within the fiscal year the order is created.
  • Supplier: The supplier has been approved and entered into buyND.

profile Reference Guide (PDF)