Procurement Standards and Resources

Offered on Nov. 13 and Nov. 22

Whether you purchase staplers or superconducting magnet systems for OSU, understanding the Standards that govern public procurement is important. This session will walk through the basics and cover additional resources, like Documentation of Competition, to help your purchases go smoothly.

Informal Procurement

Offered on Nov. 15 and Nov. 19

OSU is leading the way in how to make small purchases ($25,000 to $250,000) by allowing departments to manage their own informal procurements. Save time and money by learning the tricks and tools used to successfully process your own solicitations that provide for open and fair competition.

Federal Purchases under Uniform Guidance

Offered on Nov. 14 and Nov. 20

Ready to start purchasing off of that new Federal grant or cooperative agreement? This is the place to start, with a close look at the provisions in Uniform Guidance that govern how to spend those Federal dollars, from mirco-purchases to solicitation to contracting.


Procurement Standards

New OSU Procurement Standards were created and became effective in January 2019.  The PowerPoint training highlights major changes that impact departments and information on new flexibility afforded by the changes.  The referenced Documentation of Competition form is located in the Forms section on the Procurement website.

Federal Purchases Under Uniform Guidance

As of July 1, 2018 OSU’s general procurement requirements for federally funded purchases changed to come into compliance with the Uniform Guidance. The PowerPoint training highlights the requirements. The referenced Federally Funded Purchase Checklist is located in the Forms section on the Procurement website.

Azumano Campus Outreach Video

OSU Procurement and Contract Services invited Azumano Travel, a contracted OSU travel provider, to facilitate a campus-wide travel outreach. This video provides you an opportunity to listen in and view the slide set that was presented on August 20, 2013. This outreach provided attendees the opportunity to meet the Azumano Travel staff, familiarize themselves with Azumano Travel and their value proposition, learn about Azumano Travel’s reach within state-wide systems and contracts and provided an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback.

Should I Separate This? A Lesson in Fragmentation

Watch this 9 minute video to learn about fragmentation as it pertains to managing purchasing and payments. Fragmentation is a prohibited practice by Oregon Administrative Rules and this informative video reviews the importance of managing purchases in a manner that avoids fragmentation. The video goes over the definition of fragmentation, applicable dollar thresholds and rules, and provides a few examples. It also reviews why it’s important not to fragment and how fragmentation is managed if it is detected.

Independent Contractor or Employee Panel Discussion

Do you struggle with understanding how to determine whether a contractor is truly an Independent Contractor or an employee? If you were unable to attend the Independent Contractor or Employee? – Help You Make the Right Decision interagency panel discussion you can access additional information about worker classification:

Independent Contractor or Employee Website Information
Independent Contractor or Employee Handout - Part 1
Independent Contractor or Employee Handout - Part 2


If you or staff within your department are interested in focused training by the Procurement and Contract Services staff please don’t hesitate to contact us using our general email, our Contact Form or by calling us at 737-4261. We would be happy to visit with you about your training needs and schedule a time for procurement and/or contract training for your staff.


Below are some frequently asked questions that Procurement receives:

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.

Please contact us using our Contact Form or call 541-737-4261.