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

Nov 16

For the Spartan on Your List

Visit shop.msu.edu to find a variety of unique items—such as MSU ornaments, honey from Entomology, and merchandise from several MSU colleges. Proceeds from sales benefit scholarships, programs, and departments.
Nov 02

2018 University Services Desk Calendar

The 2018 University Services desk calendar is available for purchase at University Stores. The calendar measures 22"x17" and features colorful MSU photos and helpful university dates. Buy in-store or through Spartan Marketplace, $2.00.
Oct 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.
Oct 12

Cost Savings and Avoidance Goal Exceeded

Last fiscal year, University Services saved MSU twelve million dollars through cost savings and avoidance, exceeding our goal of eleven million dollars. Savings are garnered through Purchasing, Accounts Payable, and University Stores activities, and use of the MSU mail permit.
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FAQS

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