The Department of Purchasing

On February 10, 2015, Governor John Kasich signed Executive Order 2015-01K (click for PDF) establishing the Ohio Task Force on Affordability and Efficiency in Higher Education, to review and recommend ways in which state-sponsored institutions of higher education, including four-year universities and two-year community colleges, can be more efficient, offering an education of equal or higher quality while at the same time decreasing their costs.  

Recommendation 3A states that each institution must require that its employees use existing contracts for purchasing goods and services, starting with the areas with the largest opportunities for savings. 


The University is committed to complying with applicable procurement laws and regulations, including requirements that apply to conflicts of interest.

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Year End Closing Information:

Last day to create requisitions - Friday June 22, 2018

All invoices for FY18 must be received in Accounts Payable on Tuesday July 10, 2018 

Year End Closing Deadlines FY18