Buying from non-preferred vendors results in significant extra costs to the university in subsequent administrative processes. A minor saving for the department can be a significant extra cost to the university. The use of one-time vendors poses special risks and costs to the university.
To create a vendor on SAP
Where there is no preferred vendor for the items you need to procure and you plan to regularly use a vendor, you can request that the vendor be created on SAP:
Vendors are judged according to the following criteria for possible inclusion to the database: