As indicated in my February 24, 2014 communication to the College, the deadline to create and submit Purchase Requisitions into CUNYfirst was Friday, March 28, 2014. However, the Purchasing Office continued to accept and process requisitions after the deadline. This has created a backlog in the Purchasing Office. Effective Friday, May 2, the Purchasing Office will not accept any new requisitions for processing for the current fiscal year. Only health and safety requisitions will be processed on a case-by-case basis.

Purchase requisitions already submitted will be processed in budget-approved date order. Every effort will be made to accommodate department requests for goods and services that must be received by Monday, June 30, 2014.

Departments may begin processing requisitions for fiscal year 2014-2015 on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

Thank you for your cooperation.