Purchasing Basics: Part I - Creating Requisitions in the CU Marketplace and ARC

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About the Class:

This is the 1st session of a two-part, instructor-led training series on Purchasing Basics in ARC and includes system demonstration, best practices and helpful tips, plus Q&A. 120-minutes

Topics covered include:

  • When Requisitions/POs are needed
  • Requisition Lifecycle
  • Creating a Requisition in the CU Marketplace
  • Using UwPA Vendors
  • Creating Requisitions in ARC
  • Determining and submitting required documentation
  • Approval workflow
  • Do's and Don'ts


This live class is not required for ARC access. Please complete the required web-based training Creating Requisitions and Managing Purchase Orders prior to taking this instructor-led class.

Who Should Attend

This class is mainly targeted to new or recent system users including Departmental Administrators, Business Managers, Financial Assistants and DAF approvers who need to understand Columbia’s Purchasing process in ARC. However, all Columbia staff and faculty are invited to attend.