Procurement and Contract Services Policy & Procedures Manual
Section 000: Introductory Material
Effective: 1/4/2010
Revised:  1/8/2019


The PaCS Policies and Procedures Manual is managed by the Procurement and Contract Services Department. PaCS provides OSU colleges and departments with efficient processing of procurement and contract documents. The policies and procedures contained in this manual reflect the requirements of applicable state and federal statutes, Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR), guidance from OSU Internal Audit and good business practices. The Chief Procurement Officer is responsible for the interpretation and administration of PaCS policies and procedures.


Corrections, changes, or suggestions regarding the PaCS Policies and Procedures Manual should be communicated to the PaCS Manual Coordinator, (541) 737-2067. If you encounter a situation not covered in this manual, contact the Chief Procurement Officer at (541) 737-2067.


The University reserves the right to add, amend, or revoke any of the contained rules, policies, regulations, and instructions or incorporate additional ones, with or without notice, as circumstances or the good of the University community may require.