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NEW! Procurement Standards Training

The OSU procurement standards are updated for fiscal year 2019 to comply with uniform guidance and this class will assist you in understanding the reasons for the update, recognize dollar thresholds for different procurement methods and learn how to apply a new informal (small) procurement process.  To register, see the professional development site at  and titled: New Procurement Standards & Informal (Small) Purchases.

Congratulations Joe Elwood – New Procurement Manager!

We’re pleased to announce that Joe Elwood has accepted the Procurement Manager position in Procurement.  Joe has most recently been with Contract Services as a Contract Officer since 2015.  As the Procurement Manager Joe will guide the procurement team and manage some university wide contracts.  Please join us in welcoming Joe in his new role!

Congratulations Deanne Lahaie-Noll!!

Deanne Lahaie-Noll was recently recognized for her efforts on the National Science Foundation funded Regional Class Research Vessel (RCRV) construction project.  This is one of the largest procurements in OSU history and Deanne is the dedicated Contract Officer on this project.  At the National Association of Educational Procurement annual meeting in Orlando, Deanne was awarded the Distinguished Service Award.  This award recognizes members who have provided extraordinary service to their institutions, the higher education community, the Association or the procurement profession.  Deanne’s exemplary service working on the RCRV project was acknowledged in being selected for this award.  Great job Deanne!

Congratulations Jennifer Koehne!

PCMM hired Jennifer as its newest Procurement Contract Officer. Jennifer will use her valuable experience and knowledge gained as a Purchasing Analyst 3 over the past four years to help her transition to her new responsibilities. PCMM is excited to welcome Jennifer into this new position!

Welcome Matt Hausman to PCMM!

Please join us in welcoming Matt Hausman to the Procurement staff, filling the vacancy as our new Construction Contract Officer. Matt recently moved to the Pacific Northwest from Tucson, Arizona in January 2016.  Matt was raised and did most of his schooling in Arizona at both the University of Arizona and Arizona State University before working for 17 plus years with the City of Tucson in Procurement and Transportation with experience in design, construction and contract administration.  He has two sons (21 & 20) in Scottsdale and Denver and is currently up in the mezzanine so please introduce yourself when you have the chance.


Many OSU customers have requested Amazon’s inclusion in the eProcurement system however, until negotiations improve, we are delaying enablement.  Specifically, Amazon is unwilling to consider providing any benefits or incentives to OSU such as Prime Benefits, free two-day shipping, product discounts, or easier payment options even though OSU’s spend with Amazon is anticipated to increase significantly once enabled. We will continue negotiating with Amazon and are partnering with other institutions of higher education to leverage support. OSU encourages departments to support and purchase items from contracted vendors in the eProcurement system who have negotiated in good faith with OSU and provide benefits such as discounted prices, free shipping, increased warranties or additional services.

Dell Notice of Phishing Scam

Dell’s Security team was recently alerted to a phishing scam that is targeting our Higher Education customers, and we want to make you aware so you can better protect yourself and your company’s information. This scam uses free email services (,,, etc.) to impersonate Dell team members and asks that customers change where they route monthly payments for their Dell account. If the customer follows through with the request, all payments that were intended to go to Dell are actually routed to the criminal’s bank account.

While the body of the message might be signed with the information of a legitimate Dell team member, the email account that it is sent from is not a address.

I wanted to make you aware of this threat and remind you that Dell will never contact you outside of a corporate email address. We are not aware of any breach of our systems and are actively investigating this phishing activity. If you receive one of these emails, have questions, or if you have already been victimized, please contact our security team immediately at:

While we can’t completely stop these types of attacks, we can certainly work together to make sure we don’t become a victim of them.


Dell Security Team

Joshua Dodson, Oregon State University, Receives Recognition Award From National Association of Educational Procurement

For Immediate Release

Date: June 9, 2017

Media Contact: Shane Boyle – Manager of Membership & Marketing  443.219.3615 –

Joshua Dodson, Oregon State University, Receives Recognition Award From National Association of Educational Procurement

Columbia, Maryland — Joshua Dodson, Procurement Contract Officer, CPPB, at Oregon State University has been granted the National Association of Educational Procurement’s (NAEP) Young Professional in Procurement Award, which recognizes young professionals who have made contributions to the education procurement industry. The award was presented at a ceremony held during the Association’s 2017 annual meeting in Reno, Nevada.

About the National Association of Educational Procurement

Founded in 1921, NAEP’s mission is to facilitate the development, exchange and practice of effective and ethical procurement principles and techniques within higher education and associated communities, through continuing education, networking, public information and advocacy. NAEP strives to be recognized as the Association dedicated to the advancement of excellence in the purchasing profession serving higher education and associated communities. More information on NAEP may be found at