Lynda Sandefur, Coordinator, Workplace Education
3319 West End Ave., Suite 700
(615) 875-3322


How to Purchase at Vanderbilt
This class is not currently offered.​  For information on the purchasing process at Vanderbilt, please see Financial Foundations. 

Audience:  This class should be attended by anyone who has departmental purchasing responsibilities at Vanderbilt.  


Course Description:   In this class students are introduced to Procurement & Disbursement Services (PDS),  Vanderbilt’s purchasing methods as well as instructed on how to determine the correct method for any business-related purchase. The complete procure-to-pay process is reviewed as well as an overview of the proper procedures to transact purchases based on the following: 

  • • Transacting purchases through Procurement & Disbursement Services
    • Clinical Purchasing
    • Check Requests & Travel Forms
    • Internal Vanderbilt Requisitions

Delivery Method: Instructor-led Training

Length of Training: 2 ½ hours

Instructor: Diana Ormsby


Prerequisite: Financial Foundations I