Procurement & Contract Services

Campus Online Ordering

Campus employees are able to purchase from select online suppliers directly.

CSUBUY is the main eProcurement system set up for simplified ordering (items are shipped to University Shipping & Receiving).


  • CSUBUY is for official use only.
  • Access to CSUBUY is only for employees of the university and select Associated Students users.
  • Procurement cardholders have access to purchasing.
  • Non-procurement cardholders can shop, but transfer their items to a purchaser.


  • Amazon Business is a punchout supplier with special instructions.

Office supplies should be ordered through CSUBUY or Amazon Business and shipped to our Receiving department on campus. If needed, please contact your Procurement Specialist(opens in new window) for help. 

If you are telecommuting and picking up on campus is just not an option, the following process, utilizing the StaplesAdvantage program and your personal credit card, should be followed to facilitate the acquisition of needed office supplies (paper, pens, ink for printer, etc.)

  • Requester must receive pre-approval email from their appropriate manager, Associate Dean, Dean, or Director authorizing the purchase of office supplies.
  • Requester purchases needed supplies from Register at StaplesAdvantage Personal Purchase Program.(opens in new window) (It may take 24-48 hrs to receive your registration confirmation email, and please be sure to check your junk/spam folder.)
    Note: purchases ordered through are eligible to receive CSU contract pricing, must be paid using a personal credit card, and be delivered to your home address.
  • Once supplies are received, Requester completes Reimbursement Form (PDF), (noting appropriate department chartfield), attaches pre-approval email, along with Staples receipts and emails to the department assigned Procurement Specialist(opens in new window).
  • Reimbursement is processed. Please consider signing up for direct deposit for the fastest Accounts Payable (AP) reimbursements. If you are already signed up for direct deposit through Payroll, please complete the Direct Deposit Authorization Form (PDF) for AP.

Items that will not be approved for home delivery are as follows:

  • Furniture, chairs, tables, IT equipment (including but not limited to printers, copiers, mobile phones or hotspots), hand sanitizer, masks, gloves or disinfectants
  • Items purchased with a University issued ProCard

University issued ProCards may not be registered on the StaplesAdvantage Personal Purchase Program. This program is intended for personal credit cards only. Please reach out to your dedicated Procurement Specialist for assistance with this process or with any of your procurement needs.