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

May 30

MSU Delays Implementation of New Federal Procurement Rules

Michigan State University will delay implementation of the new federal procurement rules found at 2 CFR Part 200, beginning with section 200.317, until July 1, 2018. MSU will continue to follow the federal procurement rules found in Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-110. This deferment is authorized in Federal Register notice Vol. 82 No. 94 published Wednesday May 17, 2017.
May 30

Green Purchasing Guidelines

In support of MSU's sustainability goals, Green Purchasing Guidelines have been established to assist in making environmentally responsible buying decisions.
May 09

University Stores Inventory

University Stores will be closed for inventory on Friday, May 19, 2017. Orders placed by noon on May 19 will ship on May 22. University Stores will re-open at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, May 22.
May 08

Internet Explorer Issue Resolved

Our Spartan Marketplace supplier fixed the Internet Explorer (IE) issue that required enabling third-party cookies. If you followed our previously suggestions directions, you can revert them. It is no longer a requirement to accept cookies to access Spartan Marketplace. Click the title for instructions.
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FAQS

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