Ensure that the purchases you make are within the scope of the contract. Example: If the contract identifies certain pieces of equipment only, then services may not be purchased under the Vendor Contract release. Should the total exceed $5,000, complete the Vendor Contract Release form in ELF. The Vendor Contract Release is approved by the person(s) within your department who is authorized to sign requisitions. Distribute copies of the Vendor Contract Release as noted in the “send to” box on the electronic form. A unique, pre-identified Vendor Contract Release Number will be assigned to the release. Print and send the Vendor Contract Release to the vendor, by fax, email or snail mail, to place your order.