Policies for Suppliers

Below is a list of policies to which MSU suppliers must adhere.

Conflicts of Interest Policy
Suppliers are asked to disclose any and all potential conflicts of interest to MSU for appropriate review and disposition. 
      Form - Supplier Disclosure of Conflict of Interest

Criminal Background Check Policy
Suppliers may be required to perform criminal background checks of its personnel working on MSU's campus pursuant to applicable MSU background check policies. 
     Form - Contractor Certification Criminal Background Checks

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Information regarding MSU FOIA guidelines and procedures Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

MSU Anti-Discrimination Policy
Michigan State University’s scholarly community-building efforts occur within the context of general societal expectations, as embodied in the law. 

MSU Community Compact 
The Michigan State University Community Compact applies to MSU students, faculty, staff, alumni, contractors, vendors and visitors. 

MSU Institutional Data Policy
The University community and external communities have expectations regarding the appropriate and ethical uses of data and their stewardship that are critical to MSU's ability to maintain public trust and confidence.

Signature Authority
Contracts signed by unauthorized faculty or staff are not binding to the university and supplier invoices may not be honored. Additionally, an individual making the commitment may be held personally responsible.

Trademark Protection and Licensing
Any person, business, or organization with an interest in marketing products bearing the trademarks of Michigan State University needs to first obtain a license through CLC (Collegiate Licensing Company). 

Smoke and Tobacco-free Policy
This policy applies to all persons on University property, including students, faculty, employees,
contractors, sub-contractors, and visitors, and to all persons who use University vehicles.