Ohio

Kelly SandersChief Procurement Officer (614) 752-5259Procurement Contracting
Office of Procurement Services 4200 Surface Rd,
Columbus, Ohio,
43228, United States

Vendor Guide or Registration Website:

Does state charge a vendor registration fee?

  • No

Vendors must define commodities by using:

  • UNSPSC Commodity Code

Centralized procurement office handles:

  • Non-technology goods
  • Non-technology services
  • Technology Goods
  • Technology Services

Targeted business programs/preference policies affecting procurement:

  • In-state bidder preference
  • Reciprocal preference
  • Specific commodity-based preference
  • Specific service-based preference
  • Women-owned business enterprise
  • Service-disabled veteran owned business
  • Veteran-owned business enterprise
  • Correctional industries
  • Historically under-utilized Business (HUB) Zone
  • "Buy American"
  • Preference for products grown or produced in the state
  • Other: Significant Ohio presence

State entities/agencies which are exempt by law from purchasing through the purchasing office and are authorized to buy most of their requirements:

  • Elected Officials; Institutions administered by Board of Trustees; Adj. General; Emergency Management Agency, under some circumstances
  • Legislative Branch
  • Universities
  • Transportation
Director Biography
Kelly M. Sanders was appointed Chief Procurement Officer of the Department of Administrative Services, Office of Procurement Services (OPS) in June 2015. Kelly brings 21 years of public procurement experience and designations of Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) and Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB). She previously served as contracts manager in OPS, where she was responsible for coordinating strategic sourcing and management of sourcing teams for general goods and services. Prior to joining the OPS team, she served in many roles at the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction including Deputy Director, Office of Administration, and Chief, Office of Acquisition and Contract Compliance. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Kent State University. Tenure, July, 2015
Senior Staff

Sandy Herrel
Deputy Chief Procurement Officer - Non-IT Purchasing
[email protected]

David Colopy
State Purchasing Standards Analyst
[email protected]

Wayne McCulty
Deputy Chief Procurement Officer - Operations
[email protected]

Randall Dublikar
Contracts Manager
[email protected]

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