Procurement is dedicated to providing accurate, transparent, and timely information to the campus community regarding the purchase of goods and services and procurement contracting. As part of this effort, this webpage contains various modalities (video presentations, live and on-demand training opportunities and documents) to help assist and inform campus staff involved in these activities.


Reference Materials

  • VIEW the Campus Guide for Sole Source (PDF)
  • VIEW the Campus Guide to Personal Services Contracts (PDF)
  • VIEW the Campus Guide to Procurement Contract Signatures (PDF)
  • VIEW the Exclusion Check for Federal Purchases (PDF)
  • VIEW the Independent Contractor or Employee Website Information (PDF)
  • VIEW the Independent Contractor or Employee Handout - Part 1 (PDF)
  • VIEW the Independent Contractor or Employee Handout - Part 2 (PDF)
  • VIEW Informal Competitive Procurement Quick Reference Guide (PDF)
  • VIEW Grant Flyer - Procurement Pre-Award Quick Guide (PDF)
  • VIEW Procurement Quick Reference Guide (PDF)

Procurement FAQ's

  • What is BOLI and where can I find information about it?

Please contact Construction Contract Administration for BOLI-related questions, purchases and services.

  • Where can I find the policies regarding purchasing goods and services and contracting at OSU?

Go to the Procurement and Contract Services Manual for policies and procedures. The FIS Policies also contain policies and procedures for campus.

The Procurement staff is always available to answer your inquiries. Please email us at or use our Contact Form.


Procurement hosts a series of webinars each November covering various procurement topics. These sessions are designed for new staff or those wishing to refresh themselves on procurement policies and procedures. Registration for these sessions open in October. Webinar topics include:

  • Procurement Standards and Resources
  • Informal Procurements
  • Introduction to Sole Source
  • Introduction to Personal Services Contracts
  • Federal Purchases Under Uniform Guidance

Procurement is happy to come to you with individual or department training on procurement topics. Just email and let us know your need.