Vendor Orientations Offered

July 19, 2021
Vendor Orientations Offered

Want to learn more about doing business with the state of Iowa or Iowa State University (ISU)? Plan to attend one of these upcoming vendor orientation sessions.

Iowa State University Procurement Services Vendor Orientation is now available online! 

Check out ISU’s Supplier Orientation Training Video by filling out this form to email to ISU Procurement to receive a link. The training is approximately 40 minutes in length. 

Learn how to do business with Iowa State, what they buy, bid process, invoicing and payment and information available to vendors online. The Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) will also present information on its services to help Iowa businesses throughout the state in obtaining government contracts at the federal, state and local level. At the end of the session, purchasing agents from ISU, Department of Transportation and representatives from CIRAS will be available to answer questions.

Contact the ISU vendor desk at with any questions.

FY 22 Department of Administrative Services (DAS) Central Procurement Online Vendor Orientation dates:

  • August 11 (9-10:00 a.m.)
  • October 20 (9-10:00 a.m.)
  • December 1 (9-10:00 a.m.)
  • February 9, 2022 (9-10:00 a.m.)
  • April 9, 2022 (9-10:00 a.m.)
  • May 18, 2022 (9-10:00 a.m.)

Learn the basics of public procurement, what the state purchases, where to find solicitations, other procurement information and whom to contact. All sessions will be held at the Hoover Building, Level A, Procurement Conference Room, located at 1305 E. Walnut St., Des Moines, IA  50319. To register or learn more, email