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.

Event

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

Feb 05

Moving Expense Update

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in December 2017 has changed the taxability of moving expense payments. Effective immediately, incoming faculty and staff who are provided with moving expenses paid by MSU will no longer be able to direct bill those expenses to the university.
Feb 01

Business Inclusion Supplier Expo

To foster relationships between diverse suppliers and the Michigan State University campus community, Purchasing is hosting a Business Inclusion Supplier Expo on April 18, 2018. Our goal is to connect MSU faculty and staff with minority-owned, woman-owned, veteran-owned, and other small and diverse suppliers who offer the types of goods and services frequently purchased on campus.
Jan 12

FedEx Delivery Delays January 12

Due to weather conditions, FedEx was delayed in delivering shipments to campus until this afternoon. Logistics is in the process of delivering all perishable and most non-perishable shipments today. Any remaining non-perishable shipments will be delivered Monday morning.
Jan 10

Hasselbring-Clark Now Lowery Corp. (DBA Applied Imaging)

Please note that Hasselbring-Clark has been acquired by Applied Imaging. This change will not affect the products, service, or personnel, so the transition for MSU customers should be seamless. Click the headline for important information.
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FAQS

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