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.

New Electronic IT Purchasing Process

EIT Purchases

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.

Supplier Diversity

Supplier Diversity

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

Jul 25

Electronic IT Purchase Reviews

Purchasing is now facilitating technology accessibility and security reviews on behalf of MSU IT in order to minimize security and data risks and maintain accessibility compliance. The reviews are part of the purchasing process for both new products and renewals.
Jun 21

Pcard Auto-Approve Days Changing

Beginning July 1, 2016, cardholders will have 14 days to approve their Pcard eDocs, after which the document will auto-approve. Fiscal officers will have 31 days—down from 38 days— to approve eDocs before they auto-approve. The existing PCDO cycle time of 45 days will remain the same.
Jun 02

Catalog Change in Spartan Marketplace

As part of the Office Depot/Office Max merger, Spartan Marketplace has transitioned from using the OfficeMax catalog to the Office Depot catalog.
May 12

MSU Goes Tobacco-Free August 15, 2016

Attention MSU suppliers: Michigan State University’s Board of Trustees approved a tobacco-free ordinance in 2015, a move that will go into effect August 15, 2016, as part of an ongoing effort to ensure the MSU community enjoys a healthy campus.
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FAQS

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