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

May 10

University Stores Offers Storage Services

Did you know? University Stores offers storage and fulfillment services for MSU departments in our heated, secure warehouse. Click the title for more information.
Apr 19

Traveling with Research Samples

International travelers returning to the United States with research samples are required to declare the research samples to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) for entry processing. MSU travelers must comply with federal law as required by the research sample type.
Apr 05

Business Inclusion Supplier Expo

To foster relationships between diverse suppliers and the Michigan State University campus community, Purchasing is hosting a Business Inclusion Supplier Expo on April 18, 2018. Our goal is to connect MSU faculty and staff with minority-owned, woman-owned, veteran-owned, and other small and diverse suppliers who offer the types of goods and services frequently purchased on campus.
Mar 20

Fiscal Year-End Cutoff Dates

Year-end procedures have been established and are available on the Controllers Office Website. Click the title to view important dates for University Services activities.
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FAQS

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