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.

Contract Services

Who We Are and What We Do

Contracting authority on Campus is derived from a CSU Trustees delegation to the Chancellor who delegates authority to each campus President who in turn delegates within the campus. Delegation of Authority to duly authorized Contract Services staff includes, but is not limited to Leases, MOU's, Revenue Agreements, Public Works Contracts, Student Placements and Academic Internships & Service-Learning Agreements.

Roles & Responsibilities

The roles and responsibilities for the development and administration of Business contracting process are defined to ensure the following basic functions are accomplished:

  • Policy compliance and approval of exceptions
  • Preparation of the contract document
  • Negotiation with the contracting entity if required
  • Legal review if required

Contract Approval Policy

What is Contracting?

Agreements Types and Information

Contract Approval Policy

Contractual agreements which would bind California State University, East Bay must be reviewed by the Contract Services Section of Procurement and Contract Services. This review is required regardless of monetary considerations. Proposed contracts and/or agreements and subsequent changes to contracts and/or agreements must be submitted to Procurement & Contract Services for review and coordination of agreement approval.

(Agreements associated with a CFS requisition/purchase order should be forwarded to the Procurement Services Staff member assigned that requisition.)

What is Contracting?

Contracting occurs whenever the University executes an agreement or contract with an entity outside to the University or a University Auxiliary Organization.

What is a Contract?

A Contract includes things as simple as a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to as complex as the construction of a major facility on campus. Examples of contracts and agreements handled by the Contract Administration Services section as follows:

  • Land and Property Lease Agreements
  • Memorandums of Understanding (MOU)
  • Revenue Agreements
  • Student Placement and Academic Internship & Service Learning Agreements
  • Partnership Agreements
  • International Student Agreements
  • Construction Agreements and Construction Related Services
  • Agreements to Borrow Artwork
  • Inter-Departmental Service Agreements
  • Campus Space Use Agreements (through Space Management)
  • No Cost Agreements

Agreement Types

The list below contains the most common types of agreements.

Academic Internship and Service-Learning Site Agreements

All University students being placed at an off-campus Learning Site as part of their coursework under the Academic Internship and Service-Learning Policy must be covered under a Site Agreement.

Click here for a copy of the Campus Procedure for Academic Internship and Service-Learning Site Agreement

Student Placement Agreements (Nursing, Allied Health Programs, Social Work, and Teacher Preparation)

A student placement agreement formally integrates the student's academic study with practical experience in a cooperating organization. It is an off-campus activity designed to serve educational purposes by offering experience. Different types of agreements are use for clinical placement, field work as well as teacher preparation placements.

Click here for a copy of the Campus Procedure for Student Placement Agreement

International Activities Agreements

Agreements for International Activities involving students. All requests are to be submitted through Campus International Programs and Global Engagement (IPGE).

Memorandums of Understanding (MOU)

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) is a document describing an agreement between parties. It expresses a common interest. It is often used in cases where the parties wish to state an agreement in writing. A MOU may be used to define a relationship between campus departments, auxiliaries or other agencies.

Click here for a copy of the Campus Procedure for Processing MOU's

Inter-Departmental Service Agreements

Click here for a copy of the Campus Procedure for Requesting an Inter-Departmental Service Agreement

Revenue Agreements

A binding agreement between the University on behalf of a campus department and another party that defines the terms under which revenue will be received.

Click here for a copy of the Campus Procedure for Revenue Agreement

Land and Property Lease Agreements

Agreements for long term leasing of space (offices, classrooms, etc.) from commercial companies or auxiliaries. Also includes the lease of campus facilities to off campus entity or auxiliary, the lease of campus land and auxiliary organization operating agreements.

Agreements to Borrow Artwork

Agreement between the University on behalf of a department or gallery to borrow artwork from the artist or other lender for exhibition or display at the University for a specific timeframe.

Campus Space Use Agreements Leases

A License Agreement or a Presidential Agreement is used for campus and are coordinated through the campus Space Management Office who submits to Contract Services for processing of the agreement.

Departmental Resources

Staff Directory
Name Position Phone Email
Sai Vang Director, Procurement Services 510-885-2775


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