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.


On January 11, Andrea Ballenger, the Chief Information Officer (CIO), Vice-President for University  
Information & Technology enthusiastically presented Jennifer Koehne, Procurement  
Contracts Officer the prestigious CIO Recognition Award. This special award recognized Jennifer’s collaborative, 
thoughtful and diligent efforts for her procurement and contract work on the AMP project.

Congratulations Jennifer!


We are thrilled to introduce two new options now available in BennyBuy punchout catalogs for your purchasing convenience.

First, we proudly present Momentum Procurement Group (MPG), OSU's inaugural State of Oregon COBID certified Minority Owned and Woman Owned business featured in our punchout program. MPG's extensive online catalog contains over 25,000 in-stock items, all eligible for next-day delivery with no minimum purchase requirements or shipping fees. While specializing in office supplies, they excel in various categories including Custom Promotional Products, Custom Stamps, and some select maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products. Their commitment extends beyond their catalog offerings - they assure us of ther capability to quote and procure any item needed. So, if you find a better price elsewhere, MPG is dedicated to matching or surpassing it. Give them a call! Supporting this supplier directly contributes to supporting local, small businesses and actively promotes supplier diversity.

Also, we welcome MSC to our supplier roster. Many of you may already be familiar with MSC, they focus primarily on industrial and commercial items much like Grainger and Fastenal. Additionally, they offer a selection of MRO items at competitive prices. Your support will greatly contribute to fostering their growth within OSU.


Effective January 1, 2024 the purchase limit to some BennyBuy punch-out catalogs will change to $25,000.01.

Affected Supplier Punch-Out Catalogs:

  • HP
  • Bluum (formerly Troxell)


Per OSU Standard 03-010,5.2.1 (e), OSU may utilize contracts by other government or nonprofit organizations that were competed in a manner reasonably equivalent to OSU's competitive procedures to purchase goods or services, otherwise known as cooperative contracts. OSU uses these cooperative contracts to support some of the BennyBuy punch-out catalogs, allowing departments to obtain special pricing and make purchases over the competitive thresholds without performing competitive processes.

What is the issue:

The cooperative contracts that support the Affected Suppliers' BennyBuy punch-out catalogs were awarded to multiple suppliers, no longer meeting OSU's competitive requirements for purchases over $25,000.

What is changing:

The punch-out catalogs for the Affected Suppliers will be changed to non-contracted suppliers. This means purchases from these suppliers through their punch-out catalogs will be limited to $25,000 and below. Any purchases above $25,000 will need to be competed. These punch-out catalogs will still be supported by these contracts to provide specialized pricing.


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.