The contracts and purchasing help colleges and universities meet Minnesota State's strategic goal of beight

Strategic Sourcing is a discipline, efficient and modern approach to the way Minnesota State purchases more than $700 million in goods and services. Our mission is to provide oversight and facilitation of all colleges and univerisity purchasing process to ensure accountability and responsibility in purchasing policies and system procedures. We accomplish this by leveraging the buying power of the enterprise-wide system.

Click a link below or to the right to navigate the related informational pages.


  • Contract Templates - Instructions, contract templates and forms relating to the procurement of individual contracted services
  • Master Contracts - List of systemwide approved contracts.
  • Purchasing - Instructions and forms relating to the purchase of commodities and goods. 

If you are searching for forms and don't see what you are looking for in this section, please e-mail us at:sourcing@minnstate.edu