The Purchasing Office is responsible for awarding all contracts and purchases made by the University. We issue Invitation for Bids/Quotes and Requests for Proposals which are processed into Purchase Orders and Contracts for different goods and services. Any request for procurement of goods and services must be submitted to the Purchasing Department on an Express Purchase Order (EPO) form which is available on the PeopleSoft CFS Finance web site.
We also offer the Procurement Card (P-Card) which is a more simplified procurement process for low dollar supply purchases only. Please contact Accounts Payable for information on how to obtain a P-Card.
CSU, East Bay Procurement & Support Services Department is responsible for acquisition of all supplies, equipment, and services for the University. This department is the only office on campus that has the authority to commit purchases and contracts on behalf of the University. No legal commitment of State funds exists without the authority of Procurement & Support Services.
CSU, East Bay WILL NOT be responsible for purchases or other commitments made by individuals who do not have a University-authorized purchase order or contract number. Please do not release merchandise without a purchase order number or perform services without a contract number or fully executed contract.
If assistance is provided to a department in developing bid specifications, designs, layouts, etc., please be aware that it will not guarantee a sale or contract. Award of an order or contract will be made to the lowest responsible bidder meeting specifications. All specifications will be carefully reviewed by Procurement & Support Services to eliminate undue restrictions that would limit competition.
It is the objective of CSU, East Bay to obtain high quality products and services at the best possible price. The highest ethical principles are followed by employees involved in the procurement process. Under no circumstance may vendor/contractor gifts or gratuities be offered in an effort to influence an award.