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.

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

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.
May 09

University Stores Closed May 12 for Inventory

Please note that the University Stores Service Counter will be closed on Thursday, May 12, for inventory. Orders may still be placed online on May 12 but will not be processed until inventory is completed. The Service Counter will re-open on Friday, May 13, at 7:30 a.m.
Apr 28

Notification of Invoice Rejections

Effective May 9, 2016, Accounts Payable will be sending notifications to actions lists of both the requestor and the buyer on the purchase order for invoices needing resolution.
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FAQS

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