The University employs a variety of methods to procure goods and services. It is important for faculty and staff to understand which methods are most appropriate for various types of expenditures. Most purchases from outside vendors should be processed through the University's Buysite purchasing system. Frequently recurring procurment orders can be facilitated with standing orders. There are a number of on-campus services available from specialized computing services to business card design. There are also methods to pay individuals for consulting serivces.