OSU is implementing a robust online eProcurement System that will enhance processes, advance OSU’s strategic leverage, and support transparency and accountability.
Many OSU customers have requested Amazon’s inclusion in the eProcurement system however, until negotiations improve, we are delaying enablement. Specifically, Amazon is unwilling to consider providing any benefits or incentives to OSU such as Prime Benefits, free two-day shipping, product discounts, or easier payment options even though OSU’s spend with Amazon is anticipated to increase significantly once enabled. We will continue negotiating with Amazon and are partnering with other institutions of higher education to leverage support. OSU encourages departments to support and purchase items from contracted vendors in the eProcurement system who have negotiated in good faith with OSU and provide benefits such as discounted prices, free shipping, increased warranties or additional services.