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Contracting and Procurement Services
Welcome to Contracting and Procurement Services!

Effective June  2, 2014, the old Long Form Personal Services Contract is replaced with a new Personal Services Contract (PSC) form.  This new form, together with instructions on when to use it and how to complete it, can be found at:

Old Long Form Personal Services Contracts sent out for signature prior to June 1, 2014, will be processed by CAPS as usual.  

Our Mission

PSU’s Office of Contracting and Procurement provides guidance, support and leadership throughout the campus procurement process to support the academic and research mission of the University. Our commitment is to provide fair, cost effective, efficient procurement services that promote integrity, transparency, and accountability.

CAPS is committed to pursuing best value solutions through fair competitive processes, while maintaining professionalism, customer service, and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Our Services

  • Review, negotiation and execution of contracts
  •  Provide support for personal services contracting (PSC) 
  •  Issue purchase orders (PO)
  • Develop and manage solicitations including Request for Quotes (RFQ), Request for Proposals (RFP), Invitations to Bid (ITB), and Request for Information (RFI).
  • Provide contractor and supplier recommendations 
  •  Provide training on best contracting and procurement practices 
  •  Conduct market research on goods and services
  • Promote the purchase of sustainable products and equipment
  • Promote the use of Minority, Women and Emerging Small Businesses (MWESB)


All PSU staff and faculty are subject to the Oregon Ethics Laws (ORS 244). Contracting with any business in which you or your family member has a financial interest in may be a conflict. If you have any questions or concerns of this nature, please contact the Office of Contracting and Procurement before proceeding.

Donate to the Student Food Pantry

The Associated Students of PSU operate a food pantry that provides non-perishable food items to our students. Many of our students experience hunger and food insecurity while completing their education. Please consider making a monetary donation to the food pantry by clicking on the link below. It's a great cause and also tax deductible. Thank you for your support!


Contact Us

(503) 725-3441
MCB 260