There are a number of issues when restaurants are not paid.  The process for food is as follows:

  • Three-bids — schools are required to get three bids for food purchases over $250;  therefore you submit your quote
  • Purchase Order — your restaurant is selected and the school generates a purchase order over $250
  • Certify Delivery  — you deliver the food and the school purchasing agent certified delivery in FAMIS
  • It is not over —
    • Invoice – you need to forward your invoice to Accounts Payable, with the Purchase Order number written on the invoice;  if you indicate the Borough, it speeds up processing
    • Related Documents — Accounts Payable will not release payment, until the school provides related documents.  For example, if the food is for a Parent Association Meeting, the required documents are the agenda and signature sheet of the parents.