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View a Purchase Order

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To view the details of a purchase order using the project's Commitments tool.

Things to Consider

  • Required User Permission:
    • If a purchase order is marked Private:
      • 'Admin' permission on the project's Commitments tool. 
      • 'Read-Only' or 'Standard' permission on the project's Commitments tool and you must be a member of the 'Private' list on the purchase order. 
      • OR
        'Read-Only' or 'Standard' permission on the project's Commitments tool with the 'View Private Purchase Orders' granular permission enabled on the permission template. This permission allows you to view the Variations tab on the purchase order. 
    • If a purchase order is NOT marked Private, 'Read-Only' permissions or higher on the Commitments tool.


  1. Navigate to the project's Commitments tool.
  2. Click the Summary or Detailed tab.
  3. Locate the purchase order. Then click View.
    You can then view the following tabs:

General Tab

The General tab shows the following information about the purchase order:

  • General Information. Under General Information, you can view information about the purchase order. This information is first added when you create a purchase order. See Create a Purchase Order.
  • Contract Dates. Shows the Date Created and Delivery Date associated with the purchase order.
  • Additional Information. Shows the Payment Terms and Ship Via method. 
  • Contract Summary Report. In the Contract Summary Report, you can view amounts for: Original Contract, Approved Variations, Revised Contract, Pending Variations, Pending Revised Contract, Draft Variations, Payment Applications, Payments Issued, Percent Paid, and Remaining Balance Outstanding

Bill of Quantities Tab

This tab displays the bill of quantities for the purchase order, which list the cost codes, quantity, unit costs, subtotal, amount billed to date and remaining costs. To learn how to update the bill of quantities, see Add a Line Item to a Commitment's Bill of Quantities.

Variations Tab

The Variations sub tab provides an overview of any variations that have been created for that particular purchase order. You can view the status, the amount and due date for each variation. You can also export each variation to a PDF or CSV. See Create a Commitment Variation (CV)

RFQs Tab

If the Change Events tool is enabled on a project, the RFQs tab displays any associated Requests for Quotes (RFQs) associated. with your purchase order. To learn more, see Create RFQs from a Change Event.

Payment Applications Tab

This tab displays any subcontractor payment applications related to the purchase order. To learn more, see About Subcontractor Payment Applications.

Payments Issued Tab

This tab displays all payments that have been issued for the purchase order. To learn more, see Enable the Payments Issued Tab on a Commitment and Add a New Payment to the Payments Issued Tab of a Commitment.

Related Items Tab

This tab displays all items related to the purchase order. Related items can be manually added to each purchase order. To learn how add a related item, see Add a Related Item to a Commitment.

Emails Tab

This tab displays all email communication associated with the subcontract. To learn more, see Email a Commitment

Change History Tab

The Change History tab outlines changes made to the purchase order, who performed the change, details of the change, from what it was changed from and what it was changed to and the date and time of the change. Items in this history cannot be deleted. To learn more, see View the Change History of a Commitment.

Advanced Settings Tab

This tab lets users with the appropriate permissions change settings on the individual commitments. For more information, see Edit the Advanced Settings Tab on a Commitment.