A requisition is a written request made by an employee for an organization's purchasing department to buy goods or services. This request specifies the exact item and quantity to be obtained, so that the purchasing staff can more efficiently source what is needed. A requisition form may be signed by the department manager whose department will be charged for the purchase; doing so gives the manager approval authority over every purchase. The use of a requisition can be time-consuming, so many organizations use procurement cards to sidestep the process for less-expensive purchases.

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