Purchase order

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An official order record issued by an acquisitions department within a library which authorizes a vendor or dealer to deliver materials or services at a fixed price, and becomes a contract upon acceptance by the vendor or dealer. Most purchase orders include: a unique purchase order number, name and address of vendor or dealer, name and address of ordering agency, description and quantity of items ordered, price per item (with totals), discount or credit terms, fund to be charged, time for completion, shipping terms, and delivery address and instructions. See also: acquisition number.

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