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Effective October 1, 2015, Dell Computers will be purchased under a new cooperative agreement through the Midwestern Higher Education Commission.  The agreement number is MHEC-07012015.  The PSU Number assigned to the agreement is PSU #317681. The initial term of the agreement runs through June 30, 2018. 

If you use purchase orders to buy from Dell, you will need to reference this new agreement on purchase orders issued on or after October 1, 2015. Both the MHEC and the PSU numbers should be included.

Dell purchases through ePSU Marketplace will be moved to this agreement as of October 1.  If you are not already using ePSU, we encourage you get set up in the system.  ePSU is a great way to purchase Dell computers.  To request set up, complete the ePSU Marketplace Access Request and Agreement Form and submit it to CAPS at  You may also contact us at that email to arrange for a demo of the Marketplace.  All ePSU Marketplace purchases are paid for with the University pCard. 

Please feel free to submit any questions or concerns you might have regarding the cooperative agreement to Contracting and Procurement Services at

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
  • 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 
  • 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.

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