With the exception of purchases that would include requirements pertaining to Bureau of Labor and Industries Prevailing Wage Rates, purchases under $25,000 are within Business Center delegation. Business Centers manage purchases under $25,000 and issue purchase requests to Procurement and Contract Services.

The following links to documents, reference materials and related links that may be useful for Business Center Finance and Administration Staff. The publications on this page will be made available in an accessible format upon request. Please contact us using our Contact Form or call 541-737-4261.


Policies and Procedures Manual


Our Buy ORANGE section has information regarding goods and services available on OSU contract and other preferred vendors such as Qualified Rehabilitation Facilities.

Business Center Training Materials

Submitting Requests

We highly encourage submitting requests for purchases, contract reviews and general inquiries by emailing us using our general email address, utilizing our Contact Form or by calling 541-737-4261. Once received, projects are assigned to an analyst based on their availability, area of expertise, project complexity and current workload. This is the most expedient and efficient method for submitting purchase requests and contract reviews and will result in a more expedient review.

For information about the various types of purchases and competitive processes, refer to the How Do I Start? page.

Timelines for Procurement Processing

The Procurement Processing Timelines document provides an estimated timeline for managing most common procurements.

Checking the Status of Your Project

This feature of the website allows Business Center staff and the colleges and units they support the ability to search for their projects to check project status and download copies of contracts and Purchase Orders.

View Advertised Projects

Business Centers can view or direct vendors and potential bidders/proposers to advertised projects at the following location: