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Amazon Restrictions

March 25, 2024

OSU Purchasing has worked with Amazon to block products from purchase that fall under certain categories for which we may have a contract supplier able to offer the same or similar product through BuckeyeBuy. 

You may remember in the past, a banner would appear noting the item may be restricted, but would still allow you to purchase it.

We will continue to advocate for procurement flexibility for OSU Extension and re-implementation of these blocked products.

 Per Nathan Andridge, director of OSU Purchasing:

Reach out to this email if you need help identifying a contracted supplier in BuckeyeBuy that can source blocked on Amazon Business

Here is a list of the blocked commodities (subject to change):

Manufacturing Components and Supplies (31xxxxxx)

Paper Materials and Products (14xxxxx)

Electrical Systems and Lighting and Components and Accessories and Supplies (39xxxxx)

Power Generation and Distribution Machinery and Accessories (26xxxxx)

Material Handling and Conditioning and Storage Machinery and their Accessories and Supplies (24xxxxxxx)

Distribution and Conditioning Systems and Equipment and Components (40xxxxxx)

Cleaning Equipment and Supplies (47xxxxx)

Tools and General Machinery (27xxxxxx)

Live Plant and Animal Material and Accessories and Supplies (10xxxxxxx)

Structures and Building and Construction and Manufacturing Components and Supplies (30xxxxxx)

Commercial and Military and Private Vehicles and their Accessories and Components (25xxxxxx)

Mineral and Textile and Inedible Plant and Animal Materials (11xxxxxxxx)

Industrial Manufacturing and Processing Machinery and Accessories (23xxxxxx)

Electronic Components and Supplies (32xxxxxx)

Farming and Fishing and Forestry and Wildlife Machinery and Accessories (21xxxxxxxx)

Fuels and Fuel Additives and Lubricants and Anti corrosive Materials (15xxxxx)

Mining and Well Drilling Machinery and Accessories (20xxxxxx)

Farming and Fishing and Forestry and Wildlife Contracting Services(70xxxxx)

Resin and Rosin and Rubber and Foam and Film and Elastomeric Materials (13xxxxx)


Defense and Law Enforcement and Security and Safety Equipment and Supplies (46xxxxxx)

Office Equipment and Accessories and Supplies (4410XXXX)

Office Equipment and Accessories and Supplies (4412XXXX)

Information Technology Broadcasting and Telecommunications (432115XX)

Information Technology Broadcasting and Telecommunications (432121XX)