Introduction to the Purchasing Department
The Ohio State University Board of Trustees has delegated purchasing authority to the University Purchasing Department for the acquisition of equipment, materials, supplies and services for the university. With University Purchasing's oversight, the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) and the OSU Medical Center (OSUMC) have purchasing authority to facilitate the procurement process specific to their area's unique needs.
University Purchasing leverages the institution's buying power to develop strategic relationships with suppliers and implements cost-effective contracts. Their expertise ensures that procurement decisions will be made in the best interest of the university and in compliance with applicable rules and regulations.