oboloo FAQ's

What Is A Requisition?

What Is A Requisition?

A requisition is an official request for an item or service, and is often used in the business or government sectors. It can be used to purchase anything from office supplies to large-scale construction projects. In some cases, a requisition is also used to authorize travel expenses or other employee costs. Understanding what a requisition is, when it’s necessary and how it works will help you properly manage your business finances and ensure that everything runs smoothly. In this article, we’ll cover all the basics of requisitions so that you can make sure yours are being handled correctly.

What is a requisition?

A requisition is a formal, written request for something, usually made to an authority or organization. The term is most often used in business settings, specifically in reference to requesting supplies or equipment. A requisition may also refer to the act of making such a request.

The different types of requisitions

There are several different types of requisitions, each with their own purpose. The most common type of requisition is a purchase requisition, which is used to request goods or services from an outside supplier. A project requisition is used to request resources for a specific project, such as materials, labor, or equipment. A personnel requisition is used to request new employees, either through internal promotion or external hiring. Finally, a travel requisition is used to request travel-related expenses, such as airfare, lodging, and rental cars.

How to create a requisition

Assuming you already have a requisition created and approved in your procure-to-pay system, the first step is to input your purchase requisition into the system. This can be done by following these steps:

1) Enter basic information such as the requisition title, description, department, and total amount.

2) If you are purchasing from a specific vendor, select them from the drop-down menu. Otherwise, leave this field blank.

3) Choose the type of requisition: one-time purchase or standing order.

4) Select the appropriate account code(s) from the drop-down menu(s).

5) Enter the expected delivery date.

6) If there are any special instructions for the vendor or internal department processing the requisition, enter them in the “Comments” field.

7) Click “Submit.”

What to include in a requisition

When creating a requisition, be sure to include the following information:

-The position title
-A detailed description of the duties and responsibilities of the role
-The qualifications and experience required for the role
– The number of positions available
– The expected start date for the role
– The budgeted salary or wage for the role
– The hiring manager’s contact information

When to use a requisition

A requisition is a form used to request something, typically within an organization. Most requisitions are used to request approval for a purchase or funding for a project.

There are many different types of requisitions and the process for submitting a requisition can vary from organization to organization. In some cases, requisitions must be approved by multiple people before the requested item can be purchased or the project can be funded.

Requisitions are often used when there is no set budget for the item being requested or when the amount being requested is over the set budget. Requisitions can also be used when the item being requested is not commonly stocked by the organization or when it is a custom made item.

If you are unsure whether or not you should submit a requisition, you can ask your supervisor or another member of your organization’s finance team.


In conclusion, understanding what a requisition is and how it works can be incredibly helpful in streamlining your business processes. By making sure that all parties involved understand their roles and responsibilities, you will ensure that the right materials are requested on time without any complications or delays. With an efficient requisition process in place, you can rest assured that your operations run smoothly and efficiently.