What procedure should you adopt for purchasing office stationery and supplies ?



Office stationeries and supplies occupy a vital position in the office activities. So purchasing of qualitative stationery at a reasonable price becomes a prime consideration before the office manager. The following steps are maintained at the time of purchase of stationery.

(a) Receipt of purchase requisition, which is a request of purchase from the requiring departments.

(b) After receipt of requisition the amount of stationery to be purchased is determined.

(c) The sources of supply are selected.

(d) Placing order for supply of stationary.

(e) Taking follow-up measures when supplies are not received in proper time.

(f) Receipt of supplies and checking their quality as per the standards set.