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About The Purchasing Department

The Office of Purchasing and Contractual Services at California State University Long Beach is responsible for the purchasing of all materials and services provided to the University by Suppliers. Purchasing and Contractual Services is responsible for ensuring all purchases of goods and services are made within the guidelines set forth by the CSU Administrative Manual (ICSUAM) Section 5000 for Contracting and Procurement, CSU Administrative Guidelines, and the laws of the state of California.

The Purchasing Department exists to assist faculty and staff with the acquisition of quality goods and services that also meet the University's standards of best value. The office is organized into buying teams which have subject responsibility for the colleges, schools, and departments that they serve.

The Contracts and Risk Department also fall under the Office of Purchasing and Contractual Services and both departments work in direct support of the Buyers to draft, review and approve all contracts and insurance requirements related to campus purchases..