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

Oct 03

Business Inclusion Event Sponsorship

Purchasing is pleased to have sponsored the 2017 Black Supplier Golf Challenge, hosted by DTE Energy and W3R Consulting, LLC. The event, which supports more than 1,000 hours of annual training for more than 250 black-owned businesses, was held at the Detroit Golf Club on October 2, 2017. "Putting with the Purchaser"—an opportunity for attendees to network with MSU staff and other business leaders—was a featured part of the day. Photo, left to right: Josh Pryor, Nathan Maher, Tony Lemke
Sep 29

Notice of Airgas Price Increases

Purchasing has been notified by Airgas of a 4% increase in all gas pricing, as well as the DEWAR rental, effective October 1, 2017. The increase will be charged on the initial cost of the gas but will not affect other daily cylinder or bulk rental fees.
Sep 13

New Purchasing Requisition Training Materials

Purchasing has developed new materials to aid in preparing and using requisitions. The series of short videos is available on the Reference and Training page of the University Services website, by scrolling down to Requisitions. Click the title for more information.
Sep 11

Notice of Argon Gas Service Disruptions/Surcharges

Due to impacts from Hurricane Harvey, Airgas has informed Purchasing of service disruptions of argon gas cylinders. In addition, MSU customers will see a temporary surcharge as a result of having to ship via truck instead of rail. Click the title for more details.
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