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

Sep 01

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.
Aug 24

Upcoming Changes to the Professional Services Contract (PSC)

To clarify and improve the payment process to independent contractors, Purchasing, in collaboration with the MSU Office of the Controller, is making updates to the Manual of Business Procedures (MBP) Section 76. The changes will be effective Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Click the title to read more.
Aug 23

New Moving Suppliers

Purchasing, who manages relocation contracts for moves of personnel, offices, and special equipment, has awarded contracts to three new suppliers: Oneida Solutions Group, Powell Moving and Relocation, and Stevens Worldwide Van Lines. The fourth supplier—B&J Moving and Storage—had their previous contract renewed.
Aug 22

August Gas Cylinder Rental Billing

Yesterday, University Services sent an incorrect August billing file (for July gas rental charges). A credit will be issued tonight and a new file will be submitted and processed in KFS within the next two business days. The credit description will read “Credit: August 2017 Gas Rental” and the new file will read “Correction: August 2017 Gas Rental.” Our apologies for any confusion this may have caused.
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