Understanding Units of Measure

From ‘Each’ to ‘Dollar’ to ‘Foot per Second,’ NC E-Procurement offers a variety of ‘Units of Measure’ from which users can select when entering Non-Catalog orders. Sometimes, choosing a unit of measure can be tricky, which results in a ‘Unit of Measure not valid’ error message. Whatever the unit of measure chosen, there are a few basic rules that can be followed to ensure that the correct unit of measure is selected. These rules utilize two basic principles: Service v. Good and Non-Blanket Orders v. Blanket Orders. Below is a table that outlines which units of measure should be used with which type of order.
 
Note: Selecting a commodity code will set the ‘Item Classification’ to reflect a good or a service. Check this field if you feel that you have entered the unit of measure correctly but are still receiving an error message, as you may need to update the 'UOM' field to work with the below requirements.
 
Non-Blanket Good
  • Set the quantity to the total number of units to order
  • Set the unit of measure to anything except dollar (DOL) and hour (HUR)
  • Set the price to the price of the individual unit
 
Blanket Good
  • Set the quantity to the total dollar amount of the order
  • Set the unit of measure to dollar (DOL)
  • Set the price of the item to $1.00
  • Mark the blanket purchase indicator to 'Yes'
Note: The 'Tax' field should be set to 'Other' and the additional costs set to '$0.00.' Taxes should be included in the total value.
 
Non-Blanket Service
  • Set the quantity to the total dollar amount of the service
  • Set the unit of measure to dollar (DOL)
  • Set the price of the item to $1.00
Note: The 'Tax' field should be set to 'Other' and the additional costs set to '$0.00.' Taxes should be included in the total value.
 
Blanket Service
  • Set the quantity to the total number of hours of the service
  • Set the unit of measure to hour (HUR).
  • Set the price to the price per hour
  • Mark the blanket purchase indicator to 'Yes'

Note: The 'Tax' field should be set to 'Other' and the additional costs set to '$0.00.'

For further information on eRequisitions please view the eRequisitioning section on the User Training page of this web site.