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Procurement Standards and Resources

Informal Procurements

Federal Purchases Under Uniform Guidance

Procurement offers the following PowerPoint training sessions for Procurement Standards and Resources, Federal Purchases Under Uniform Guidance, and Informal Procurement. For further questions or information, contact Procurement at

Procurement Standards and Resources (PowerPoint)

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 (PowerPoint)

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.

Informal Procurement Training (PowerPoint)

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.


How To Obtain Contract Signatures in BennyBuy

Contracts, agreements, and other documentation requiring Procurement review and signature are processed through BennyBuy. The Contract Signatures in BennyBuy document provides information and steps on how to submit various types of documents for Procurement signatures.

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

Sole Source

Sole Source requires thorough research and verification prior to approval by Procurement. The Campus Guide to Sole Source gives departments guidance on how to research and document a solid sole source justification. 

Campus Guide to Sole Source


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.