Announcements

Ohio|Buys

Date:  11/27/2019 1:47:35 PM



Operated by the Ohio Department of Administrative Services, Ohio|Buys is currently available to a dozen State agencies.
Our website provides details for Agencies, Bidders and Suppliers. Ohio|Buys

For Ohio|Buys solicitations, see the Ohio|Buys Public Solicitations page.



Debarment Guidance MEMO & Debarred Supplier List

Date:  10/17/2019 8:53:55 AM

House Bill (HB) 166, which was signed by Governor DeWine on July 18, 2019, contains several statutory changes to debarment of vendors by state agencies. This memo is describes these changes, which became effective on October 17, 2019, and provides guidance to state agencies on updated procurement practices.

State of Ohio Supplier Debarment List

File:  View PDF

APO Meeting - June 12, 2019 Presentation and Agenda

Date:  6/14/2019 11:42:38 AM

The Office of Procurement Services hosts meetings twice a year to review or advise APO's of changes to procurement processes, best practices, and strategic initiatives.

You can now see the presentations and handout from the June 12, 2019 meeting and meetings of the past.

APO Meeting Agenda and Presentations


Blanket Release & Permit FY2020 - FY2021

Date:  5/30/2019 11:38:27 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.

File:  View PDF

Executive Order 2019-12D: Offshore Services

Date:  3/22/2019 10:19:16 AM

Governing the Expenditure of Public Funds for Offshore Services
Governor Mike DeWine issued Executive Order 2019-12D “Governing the
Expenditure of Public Funds for Offshore Services” on March 4, 2019.

File:  View PDF

PM-01 Purchasing Procedures

Date:  12/28/2018 5:15:12 PM

PM-01 Purchasing Procedures

PM-02 Emergency Purchasing Procedures

Date:  12/28/2018 4:57:21 PM

PM-02 Emergency Purchasing Procedures

State Term Schedule Guidance - UPDATE

Date:  11/30/2017 9:38:43 AM



The Controlling Board recently approved enhanced transparency measures for purchases made using State Term Schedule (STS) contracts and purchases. A series of guidance documents has been developed to aid in implementing these measures.

  • State Term Schedule Guidance #1
  • State Term Schedule Guidance #2
  • State Term Schedule Guidance #3
  • State Term Schedule Guidance #4
  • State Term Schedule Guidance #5
  • State Term Schedule Guidance #6
  • STS Contractor/Dealer Letter



  • “How to do Business with the State” - PRESENTATION

    Date:  9/21/2017 11:45:59 AM



    Thanks to all that attended online and in-person to the recent "How to do Business with the State" presentation.
    The presentation overview is now available by clicking on the View PDF link below.

    Please feel free to share this resource with your colleagues.

    For additional questions or information, please contact:

    Ohio Department of Administrative Services
    Office of Procurement Services
    Bid Desk
    614-466-5090
    bid.statepurchasing@das.ohio.gov




    File:  View PDF

    DAS GSD awards Staff Augmentation Managed Services Provider to InGenesis

    Date:  6/15/2017 8:47:35 AM



    DAS GSD Awards Staff Augmentation Managed Services Provider to InGenesis

    The Ohio Department of Administrative Services, Office of Procurement Services competitively
    bid and awarded the Managed Services Provider for Non-IT Staffing to InGenesis.

    CSP900917 InGenesis Contract



    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.

    File:  View PDF

    Requisite Procurement Program

    Date:  3/16/2016 7:36:26 AM

    The Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Operating Budget Bill required the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) to develop a requisite procurement review process (see section 125.035 of the Ohio Revised Code (http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/125.035). The purpose of the review process is to ensure that proposed agency purchases are not subject to one of the state’s requisite procurement programs: Ohio Penal Industries, Community Rehabilitation Programs, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, the Office of Information Technology, State Printing and Mail Services, the Office of Support Services at the Department of Mental Health, and the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission. The Office of Procurement Services (OPS) drafted the Administrative Rule and launched a pilot group of four agencies in December to test the process and work through the issues prior to a statewide launch of the program.

    Click the link below to read the full memo

    File:  View PDF

    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 procure.ohio.gov 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 ohiosharedservices@ohio.gov 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 myOhio.gov 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 myOhio.gov 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

    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.

    File:  View PDF

    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.