Procurement is dedicated to helping OSU Colleges, Departments and Business Centers in meeting their procurement and contracting needs.

We manage the competitive processes and establishment of contracts and purchases that provide cost-effective procurement and facilitate supplier relationships that are mutually beneficial to the University and Contractors, focusing on finding effective procurement solutions.

We are committed to being a leader in supplier diversity by providing the greatest possible procurement and contracting opportunities through outreach and education to both suppliers and the OSU community. Our goal is to create effective business solutions for OSU through opportunities with diverse suppliers.

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Costco is transitioning OSU’s single, campus-wide membership to individual department memberships over the next three months. Beginning January 1, 2022, departments that wish to shop at Costco will need to purchase their own department or unit membership. More information on the transition and how departments can obtain memberships is on the Costco Program webpage.



Vendors and OSU staff should be aware that vendors are again reporting that they are receiving requests for quotes using the OSU Chief Procurement Officer’s contact information.  If you are unaware of this scam, vendors receive requests for quotes for goods where the Chief Procurement Officer’s contact information is accurate, but the email information is not accurate. 

If vendors receive requests for quotes or Purchase Orders with the Chief Procurement Officer as the requestor please do not fulfill the request.  If you are uncertain about the validity of the request you can contact with your inquiry.

Please refer to these FAQs for managing COVID-19 related changes or cancellations in your contracts.

FAQs for COVID-19 Procurement & Contract Changes or Cancellations