About Us

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. A Requisition must be submitted to the Purchasing Department to request any goods or services via PeopleSoft CFS Finance.

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. 

CSUBUY is live!

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What's new?

CSUBUY is replacing the existing CSU Campus Marketplace. 

Why are we changing?

This is the first step in transforming the way the CSU manages the Procure-to-Pay process. This change to a new platform will create a foundation for future implementation of automated workflow, requisitioning, purchase orders, and AP functionality through integration into CFS and Oracle.

Who is affected by the change?

Initially, all current Campus Marketplace users will be moving to the new platform. Over time as new functionality is made available, other stakeholders will benefit.

When is CSUBUY going to be available?

The target go-live date for existing Campus Marketplace users is June 1, 2020.


Updates will be provided as we move closer to the roll-out date.


Departmental Resources

Staff Directory
Name Position Phone Email
Jon Medwin Director, Procurement Services 510-885-2775 jon.medwin@csueastbay.edu
Chris Lam-Vazquez Purchasing Team Lead and Contracts Administrator 510-885-7606 chris.lam-vazquez@csueastbay.edu
Bhavesh Patel Buyer 510-885-3842 bhavesh.patel@csueastbay.edu
Thomas Ballinger Buyer 510-885-7483 thomas.ballinger@csueastbay.edu 
Diego Campos Buyer 510-885-3959 diego.campos@csueastbay.edu 


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.

In accordance with legislative policy, all state agencies are encouraged to promote increased participation in the state's business transactions by Small Businesses and Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Enterprises (DVBE). CSU, East Bay is committed to meeting the goals of this program. To qualify for solicitation by CSU, East Bay as a small or veteran-owned business, certification by the Office of Small Business & DVBE Certification (OSDC) is required.

Contact Us

Purchasing Department
  • Student Services and Administration, SA 2750
  • California State University, East Bay
  • 25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard
  • Hayward, CA 94542