Welcome to Purchasing

Purchasing is responsible for competing, contracting, and issuing orders for goods and services that support MSU's mission. Through strategic sourcing, Purchasing reduces costs and improves efficiencies—while complying with university, state and federal laws, policies, and regulations.

For complex or high-dollar transactions, involving Purchasing early in the process will yield the best results.

Spartan Marketplace

Spartan Marketplace

Spartan Marketplace provides MSU with a centralized, convenient way to use strategic contracts.

Purchase Orders

Purchase Orders

Purchase orders are a form of contract for goods or services and are initiated through a requisition in the Finance System.

Pcard

Pcard

The Pcard Mastercard® program allows MSU faculty and staff to conveniently purchase low-dollar items.

Ways to Buy

Ways to Buy

Choosing the appropriate buying method saves time and university resources.

Business Inclusion

Business Inclusion

This program encourages opportunities for minority and woman-owned enterprises, small, or other disadvantaged businesses.

For Suppliers

For Suppliers

Doing business with MSU, supplier requirements, Supplier Diversity Program, and more.

News

Jun 27

Updates to Federal Uniform Guidance Regulations

Effective July 1, 2018, new Uniform Guidance procurement regulations will consolidate federal guidelines impacting research administration including the former A-110 (Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education), the former A-21 (Cost Principles for Educational Institutions), and the former A-133 (Audit Requirements). Click the title for more information.
Jun 20

Connection Now in Spartan Marketplace

Connection (formerly GovConnection) has been added as a supplier in Spartan Marketplace. The company distributes many IT products, including accessories, cables, computers, monitors, printers, and more.
Jun 20

University Stores Offers Storage Services

Did you know? University Stores offers storage and fulfillment services for MSU departments in our heated, secure warehouse. Click the title for more information.
Jun 19

UPS Service Delays

Severe weather in Louisville, KY caused a significant disruption in operations at Worldport®, UPS's main hub in the United States. As a result, some shipments may experience unavoidable delays. Once they reach our dock, Logistics will move shipments to their final destinations as quickly as possible.
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FAQS

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