Purchasing Department

Facilities Management Building
411 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-3172
Fax: (248) 370-3175


Purchasing Department

The Purchasing Department provides efficient service to departments in the procurement of goods and services that are of best quality and value from qualified suppliers. The Purchasing Department handles all aspects of the procurement process, including identifying and developing sources; assisting departments in soliciting bids, quotations and proposals; negotiating contracts; and interacting with suppliers. 

COVID-19, Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and Cleaning Resources:

Working Remotely -

In response to President Pescovitz announcement dated March 11, 2020, regarding COVID-19, all campus operations will continue at this time and the campus will remain open. The Purchasing Department is working remotely and will accept email approvals for Requisitions submitted. Please see the Requisition tab for more information. 

If you are or know of someone having difficulty connecting to the ODBC, please contact Paula at preyes@oakland.edu to print the REQ form to route for approval.

Personal Protection Equipment and Cleaning Supplies -

Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S), Facilities Management (FM) and Purchasing have worked together to develop standards and centralization of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and cleaning supplies.  For latest updates on PPE supply and contact information please contact Purchasing, EH&S or FM.

PPE - In order for a department to order PPE from Central Stores, please fill out the Requisition found on EH&S website. Please note, all orders are subject to approval and item availability.  Items ordered are for conducting university business only. Orders are fulfilled for pickup on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am-2pm at the Police and Support Services Building shipping dock. Please present a copy of the request at pick up.

Cleaning Supplies - Cleaning supplies (Disinfectant Spray and paper towel) will be provided to departments totaling 8 or more.  If a department runs out or hasn't received cleaning supplies, please submit a work order using COVID in the description of the order.  Order will be delivered or pick up will be requested.