Purchasing Department

Facilities Management Building
411 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-3172
Fax: (248) 370-3175

Admin Policies and Procedures

Policies and Procedures

Policies and procedures regarding the Purchasing Department are available on the Administrative Policies and Procedures Web site.

The Procurement Policy is Policy #1000.

Please note the update to Exhibit 1 as noted in the attachment found in the OU Official Newsletter dated September 7, 2021, in the Need to Know section:  

University signing authority updated
The Reimagine OU Committee charged with evaluating university signing authority has achieved its goal of determining the appropriate authority levels for all employees as delegated by the President. These levels are defined and distinguished between contracting authority and purchasing authority. Employees can find the new Signature Authority Chart as Exhibit 1 of Policy 1000 – Procurement Policy.         

No Solicitation Policy 

All company representatives must first contact the Purchasing Department which will have them call upon certain departments where they may be of service. When departments want assistance from company representatives, they should inform purchasing, which will contact the representative. Any sales representative who contacts a department directly should be referred to the Purchasing Department.

See Oakland University Policy   #415 Distribution and Solicitation on Campus.