PCMM is a unit within The Controller's Office which falls under the Division of Finance and Administration. We support the University's mission by providing effective management of OSU’s resources. Whether it’s purchasing a system that’s vital to an academic unit’s success, solidifying meaningful collaborative efforts through a contract, leading the way towards zero waste and effective sustainability or finding a home for a unique piece of equipment, the PCMM staff are dedicated stewards who are committed to effectively managing OSU’s resources.

Welcome Stephen Nelson!

Oregon State University welcomes Stephen Nelson as its new Chief Procurement Officer as of September 27, 2021. He brings a decade and a half of procurement, contracting and materials management experience and leadership in both the private and the public sector, most recently at the City of Eugene and Lane County. Stephen is a proponent of customer value-driven improvements, with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the supply chain.  Stephen served in the Air Force where he led ground forces, supervised military police actions, and was assigned as Armory Sgt. while deployed to the Middle East.  His office is in the Property Services Building, 644 SW 13th St. and can be reached at Stephen.Nelson@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-2067.


Please refer to these FAQs for managing COVID-19 related changes or cancellations in your contracts. 

FAQs for COVID-19 Procurement & Contract Changes or Cancellations


Campus Recycling’s sponsored student club, the Waste Watchers, sponsors once-per-quarter Repair Fairs, at which volunteers help attendees fix their broken items and D.I.Y. demonstrations are offered on a variety of topics. The event helps the community save money, gain skills, and reduce waste. Learn more on their website.

Repair Fair

To encourage sustainability and reduce department expenses, Surplus Property has a free office supply program that allows OSU departments to acquire office supplies and housewares priced at $5 or less for free, with a limit of $20 per visit. Delivery of these items are still subject to a fee. Learn more on their website.

Office Supplies

In response to OSU’s waste hauler, Republic Services, changing their acceptance policy of materials collected for composting, Campus Recycling has updated campus compost guidelines, effective September 1, 2019. These changes are not only due to complications with serving ware properly degrading at the Pacific Region Compost Facility, but also the environmental and economic sustainability of the products themselves. This is part of a larger movement across Oregon to move away from composting service ware.