Social Responsibilities

Buy Ohio
More than 50% of products purchased by Stores supports the Buy Ohio Program. The Buy Ohio Program is defined by the Ohio Revised Code Section 125.11 and the Ohio Administrative Code Section 123.5 1-26. Under the Buy Ohio Program, bidding procedures are unchanged; however, a 5 percent economic preference is afforded to those vendors located in Ohio and bidders from "border states,” as determined by the state of Ohio.

Current “border states” include: Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, New York, and Pennsylvania. The OSU Bid Certification Form is used to determine if a bidder qualifies for the Buy Ohio Program.