Chemistry Department Purchasing
All scientific orders (research chemicals and lab supplies) should be sent to CHEMORDERS@louisville.edu using the Research Purchases form below. Forwarded shopping carts use the same email and MUST include the business purpose of the purchase and the speedtype to be charged.
Teaching lab orders should be sent directly to Renu.Kakar@louisville.edu.
Please allow 24 hours for the order to be placed before following up yourself. Repeated visits and phone calls will only slow down the process. A confirmation of the order will be sent to you.
To facilitate procard availability for check out, please complete the form below and send via email to email@example.com. Please submit 24 hours before need.
ProCard Procedures by Category
The information on the following links is still being customized to Chemistry. Please ask if you have questions.
- Please note that large technology, software purchases, and purchases over $4,500 will need to go through the UBM.
- The ProCard may not be used to purchase paper products for receptions. These items can be ordered by the office staff from the stock room. Please allow 3 to 4 days for ordering and delivery of the items.
- Office supplies may only be purchased from Office Depot/Office Max
- Do not photocopy the front or back of the card
- Do not write the full 16 digit card number or other card security information on any form for ordering purposes or otherwise
- If the card is lost or stolen while in your possession, contact the cardholder or the ProCard Office Immediately.
*If you have never used the ProCard you will need to complete the employee usage agreement form. Please request these forms from the ProCard holder. You will need to complete these authorization forms prior to checking out the ProCard.
- At least 48 hours before you wish to purchase an item please complete a Check Out form.
- Upon approval, the Pro-Card holder will contact you to confirm date/time of pickup.
- When you arrive to pick up the ProCard you will need to complete the sign out log.
- The ProCard should be returned within 24 hours unless prior arrangements have been made.
- When you return the ProCard you will need to complete the signature log and turn in the itemized receipts and the signature receipts with final totals (if separate receipts) to the ProCard holder.
- Complete the Amazon/Office Depot form.
- Supervising Professor needs to send separate email approving purchase to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- ProCard holder will purchase the item after receipt of approval from the supervising professor.
- ProCard holder will alert you of item(s) arrival, or place it in your mailbox.
All shopping cart orders (VWR, etc) should be emailed to email@example.com. You must include the business purpose of the purchase and the speedtype to be charged.
Use the forms on this site to place your non-shopping cart orders. All scientific purchases (small equipment, chemicals, lab supplies) should be firstname.lastname@example.org. Amazon, Office Depot and procard checkout requests should be sent to email@example.com
You will receive a confirmation of receipt. Please allow time for the order to be placed before following up yourself.
- At least 48 hours before the business meal complete the Pro-Card Check Out request form. A request does not need to be submitted for Seminar Series related meals.
- The ProCard holder will request approval from the UBM and then confirm the pick-up date and time.
- The card must be returned within 24 hours unless prior arrangements have been made with the ProCard holder.
- When paying for the dinner, request both an itemized receipt and a charge receipt. Be sure to sign the copy of the charge receipt, include tip.
- Check the receipt before leaving the restaurant to ensure that tax has not been charged. If tax was charged you will be responsible for obtaining a refund.
- Separate receipts are necessary for alcohol purchases during meals. Request that the alcohol purchase be tax exempt, if the restaurant refuses send the Procard holder a note stating that you requested exemption and it was refused (this will not be accepted for anything other than alcohol purchases) and follow the receipt procedure listed above for the meals.
- When you return the card, bring the following with you:
- All itemized receipts showing tax exemption.
- All charge receipts with signatures showing original charge and tip.
- Any change in list of participants
Hotels are a specialized charge requiring extended notice. Please do not book a hotel yourself. The university received special rates at area hotels. If you will need to book a hotel room for a visitor, please alert the Undergraduate Administrative Assistant at least one month prior to the date of the stay. The farther in advance we can reserve the hotel, the better. Please complete the property name and address and the guest/event information on the Hotel Authorization Form and email/drop it off with the Undergraduate Administrative Assistant. Please note any specialized charges (i.e. early check-in, late check-out, breakfast, etc.) The ProCard may not be used to purchase hotel rooms for faculty or staff.
Please be advised, anything purchased with funds controlled by the University is the property of UofL upon termination of employment. This includes items purchased with Grant funds. The only instance in which the University of Louisville allows a researcher to remove equipment from the property is if it is being transferred to another institution of higher education and the other institution must acknowledge and accept the transfer as their property prior to the employee's separation. For further information regarding this policy, please contact the Director of Procurement, Sally Molsberger.