Electronic Purchase Orders
Effective July 31, 2012, Chicago Public Schools will STOP printing and mailing hard copy Purchase Orders (PO's) and will only issue electronic purchase orders. This is part of the District's effort to reduce paper usage and to communicate electronically with our Suppliers.
Through this portal, all Suppliers will have access to download approved purchase orders or to request CPS to send the orders electronically to their email address. Additionally, you may register additional users from your organization using the Portal's self-service "Admin" functionality. Please refer to the "Training Documents" for more information.
New Purchase Order Format
Effective June 1, 2012, you will notice that the Purchase Order Report PDF in CPS Supplier portal has been amended to meet the standard CPS requirements. The new PO format will display grant expiry dates and other relevant information including any applicable standard terms and conditions. This information is consistent with that of the purchase orders that are mailed, emailed or sent electronically via EDI. Note that the new PO format will be displayed for any orders approved after June 1, 2012.