Sample Format for a Memo of Request

Contributed by Deane Gradous, Twin Cities consultant


Medical

Medical Products, Inc.
Interoffice Memo


To:

From:

Date:

Subject:
Mindy Grapefruit

Joe Endive

January 30, 1996

Request to purchase coffee maker

copies to:

George Grape

Jon Orange

Mike Celery

Jean Radish



Mindy, at our department meeting last week, I agreed to research the purchase of a coffee maker for the department. The research has yielded a clear preference, and I am ready to make the purchase.

Potential uses for the coffee maker include service for
- Group meetings
- Guests
- Coffee lovers

Consumer Reports recommended three specific coffee makers. The models and prices are listed in Table 1.

Table 1. Coffee maker options

Type Size Manufacturer
and model #
Price
Drip 12 cups Brown K345-6 $39.95
Percolator 12 cups Toastmaker 89123 $24.00
Instant-reserve 15 cups Benn H001-A2 $89.50

A survey of the department yielded an overwhelming preference for the instant-reserve type of coffee maker. The people in our department feel that the need for speed and ease of use outweighs the issue of cost.

Please initial the attached requisition for the instant-reserve coffee maker, written to Slade's Hardware against our budget #50. Coffee can be purchased out of petty cash. I will stop on the way home from work to purchase the coffee maker and a couple of varieties of coffee--including the French roast you like so much.

We will all enjoy a cup or two of coffee at the morning staff meeting.



"Folks count on our quality"

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