DAS Cooperative Purchasing Program Summer Open House 2017

Date:  5/17/2017 7:48:01 AM

When: Thursday, June 22nd 2017

Who: Open to Ohio counties, cities, villages, townships, schools, and all other political subdivisions

Where: Ohio Department of Administrative Services
4200 Surface Road, Columbus, Ohio 43228
Willow/Walnut Conference Room

Time: 9:00am -12:00pm

Meet with representatives from various State agency departments to learn all the ways you can save money using state contracts through the DAS Cooperative Purchasing Program!

A tour of the DAS State and Federal Surplus Warehouse will also be available!

The tentative agenda will be forwarded to you soon.

We hope you can join us!

State of Ohio Department of Administrative Services/General Services Division
Office of Procurement Services
4200 Surface Road
Columbus, OH 43228


Date:  5/15/2017 11:30:49 AM

The State Procurement AGENCY REQUEST TO PURCHASE and COMPLAINT TO VENDOR pages on the website are under repair, and you may experience a ‘server error’ message as you launch the page. If you receive this message, please try again later. If you need to report long down times, please contact Dante Talley at or 614-728-8486.

Veteran-Friendly Business Procurement Program

Date:  5/11/2017 1:33:24 PM

The Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Operating Budget Bill created a new law which established the Veteran-Friendly Business Procurement Program
(Ohio Revised Code 9.318 This legislation required the Departments of Administrative Services (DAS) and Transportation to develop parallel programs to establish a Veteran-Friendly Business Procurement Program and adopt rules to administer the program for all state agencies. DAS modified Ohio Administrative Code 123:5-1-01 Definitions ( to incorporate the Veteran-Friendly Business Procurement Program and adopted a new rule 123:5-1-16 Implementation of veterans preference program
. The rules became effective on April 27, 2017.

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Blanket Release & Permit FY 18 &19

Date:  5/4/2017 7:50:12 AM

As a result of the recent revisions by OBM to the state's expense account codes, the Office of Procurement Services is providing the following updated Blanket Release and Permit listing.

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Non-IT Staff Augmentation Services, GDC030, CSP900917 Awarded

Date:  10/28/2016 3:52:20 PM

To: State Agencies and Cooperative Purchasing Program Members
From: DAS Office of Procurement Services
Date: October 28, 2016
Re: Non-IT Staff Augmentation Services, GDC030, CSP900917

The Office of Procurement Services is announcing the award of the Managed Services Provider Contract for Non-IT Staff Augmentation Services. This was a collaborative effort over the past year with state agencies and Cooperative Purchasing Program members. In the coming weeks, DAS will be working closely with the supplier, InGenesis, Inc., to onboard agencies and provide training on the Vendor Management System (VMS).

This contract will be implemented in a two phase approach, which will allow existing DAS staffing contracts to merge under the umbrella of this contract, as the current contracts expire.

The first series of contracts that will be affected will be the STS155 Allied Medical Staffing Contracts which currently expire on 12/31/16. Agencies will be able to keep their current resources in place through that period of time. DAS and InGenesis will work with suppliers on these contracts to onboard them to the new program.

Starting January 1, 2017 any new requests for positions from this category will be filled using this new contract. The second phase of implementation will move all other Non-IT staffing contracts under this umbrella by June 30, 2017.

Please be on the lookout as we begin to schedule meetings and trainings over the next few weeks. If you have any questions please contact Karen Murphy, at

Competitive Dialogue Session Participants

Date:  9/29/2016 3:26:15 PM

Competitive Dialogue Session Participants

Click the link below to view participants

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Hot Tips - Current Contracts and Bid Opportunity Search Tips - Vol 1.0

Date:  10/16/2015 8:09:13 AM

Procure.Ohio.Gov has a new look and some new features to help move the Office of Procurement forward with technology. We would like to inform you of some of the changes and also inform you of bugs, workarounds, and changes even after the launch of the new portal. The Hot Tips Announcement will help keep you informed of issues within the portal.

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Blanket Release & Permit FY 16 &17

Date:  5/8/2015 8:08:16 AM

As a result of the recent revisions by OBM to the state's expense account codes, the Office of Procurement Services is providing the following updated Blanket Release and Permit listing.

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New Procurement Training Resource Available in OAKS ELM

Date:  4/2/2015 9:19:14 AM

As you may recall, the multi-agency Procurement Training workgroup and the Department of Administrative Services released the Purchasing and Payment Processes in the State of Ohio training course as PDF file on the website in November, 2014. Today, the workgroup, in conjunction with the Department of Administrative Services, is excited to announce that the Purchasing and Payment Processes in the State of Ohio training course has been imported into the OAKS ELM module! This course’s code in ELM is DAS-PR-101.

Please direct all inquiries and feedback to Ohio Shared Services at or via phone at 1-877-644-6771.

Intended Audience & Accessing the Course
State employees with purchasing responsibilities are strongly encouraged to take the course, as are any new employees who may be responsible for any portion of the procure-to-pay process. The course can be accessed by logging into and following the navigation path below:

• Career Resources > All Learning (ELM) > Search ELM Catalog > Enter keyword: DAS-PR-101

Tracking Course Completion
Course completion and/or progress can be tracked by managers within OAKS ELM. The “ELM Manager Basics” job aid is located in the left-hand navigation menu on the ELM homepage of under “ELM Training Materials”, and provides step-by-step instructions on how to do so.

Thank you,

Wayne McCulty
Administrator, Office of Procurement Services
Ohio Department of Administrative Services

Alana Haberman
Procurement Training Workgroup Lead
Ohio Department of Transportation

MBE Microsoft Large Account Reseller Partner Contracts

Date:  5/22/2014 10:06:05 AM

The State is committed to improving the number of minority-owned enterprises that do business with the State of Ohio. In alignment with this statewide objective the Ohio Department of Administrative Services recently issued an RFP and awarded contracts to several Ohio certified minority business enterprises (MBEs) for partnering with the State of Ohio’s LARs (Dell and SHI) to provide Microsoft software and software assurance to State agencies and local Ohio governments. The Ohio Department of Administrative Services awarded the MBE Microsoft Large Account Reseller Partners Contracts (0A1131) on May 19, 2014 to the following companies:

Brown Enterprise Solutions (Dell) Contract 011131-1:
Krista Gardner::

Sophisticated Systems, Inc. (Dell) Contract 011131-2:
Toula Delinikos:

Ventech Solutions (SHI) Contract 011131-3:
Chris Stein:
614-751-1167, ext. 225:

The following guidance applies to the MBE Contracts established::

• Agencies may begin using the MBE Contracts effective May 20, 2014.:

• If seeking MBE set aside credit, agencies must purchase through MBE Contractor(s) associated with the agency’s current LAR.:

• Agencies are not required to solicit multiple quotes from MBE Contractors.:

• If any agency is interested in switching LARs there is a 90-day process to execute that change.:

• The current LARs will be heavily involved with their MBE Contractor in delivering services and as such agencies will interact with both the MBE Contractor and the LAR.:

• MBE Pricing is comprised of a markup to current LAR pricing under Contract (0A1108). :

• LAR pricing is updated monthly on the State’s Procurement Website.:

If you have any questions regarding Contract 0A1131, please contact Valerie Piccininni at

Director Blair MBE Set-Aside Memo

Date:  2/11/2014 8:29:46 AM

To open more purchasing opportunities for minority business owners, DAS is providing agencies with guidance on an additional procurement option.

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Executive Order 2011-12K: Governing the Expenditure of Public Funds for Offshore Services

Date:  7/18/2011 3:21:01 PM

Governor John R. Kasich issued Executive Order 2011-12K “Governing the Expenditures of Public Funds for Offshore Services” on June, 21, 2011. The Executive Order prohibits the use of any funds within the control of an executive agency to purchase services which will be provided outside of the United States.

For more on Executive Order 2011-12K, please click here.