Office of Contracting & Procurement

Office of Contracting & Procurement


Welcome to the Office of Contracting & Procurement (OC&P)

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 Conditions of Purchase


Warning: Confirming Orders

In order to safeguard public funds State Law requires, with few exceptions, that goods and services be received and inspected before payment is made.

Requisitions submitted to the OC&P after the order has been placed with the vendor or after the University has received the products or services are called Confirming Orders.

Confirming orders are not allowed.

There are several potential problems associated with confirming orders; such as:

  • Violations of legal requirements
  • Lost items
  • Missed discounts
  • Receipt of duplicate shipments
  • Redundant payments
  • Unidentified invoices

Any employee who buys products or services without going through the OC&P assumes the possibility of personal liability for payment and the suspension of requisitioning privileges.

If you submit a requisition with an invoice attached indicating the purchase has already been completed, please note that the OC&P may not process the requisition.

New Procurement Portals

Click here for the required Approval Form. 

New Preferred Vendor

The OC&P is excited to announce that Amazon Business is now an approved marketplace through our US Communities contract. We have partnered with Amazon Business in order to simplify the purchasing process, and allow you to take advantage of the wide selection and competitive prices on the Amazon Business marketplace. For more information or to request an invitation to shop, email Alexis Jones. Please also review the purchasing guide available here.

The OC&P has partnered with SupplyWorks to provide maintenance, repair and operations supplies for all campuses. SupplyWorks is a Home Depot company. You may visit your local Home Depot to purchase walk-in supplies. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to Alicia Gannon for assistance.

DS Water Services (910001701) is our recommended vendor for Water Cooler rentals and 5 Gal Water. If you have any questions or concerns please send them to

Available Now

Enterprise/National (910001675) our vehicle rental service provider, has offered members of the University their own Emerald Club Membership for business or personal use. Reference Account Number XZ17J66 for business use rentals with insurance included and XZ17711 for personal use rentals.

The Campus Community

Over the summer a student group brought to our attention the need for medical vending supplies. We worked with Culinary Ventures, our snack vending partner, to add rows of pain reliever and feminine hygiene products to their machines on campus.

Things to Keep in Mind

With the exception of take-out orders under $100, Gourmet Dining has exclusive catering rights on campus.
Any purchase that has an IT component is subject to IT approval, unless an exception applies. Examples of exceptions include, but are not limited to, monitors, keyboards, mice, hard drives, flash drives, cables, etc. Please click here for more information.

How to Purchase Goods or Services

Click here for information regarding how to purchase goods and/or services legally end efficiently.

Vendors: Doing Business with RU

Vendors and end users can click here for information regarding required vendor documentation and Banner IDs

Bid Advertisements

Rowan bids are available to all vendors. It is the goal of OC&P to create fair and equal opportunities to ensure quality and competitiveness among all vendors.