Procuring contracted services and purchasing commodities for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities requires compliance with statute, Board of Trustees policies and system procedures. The mission is to facilitate strategic acquisition while upholding the highest legal and ethical standards of reasonable business and procurement practices.

Visit the Campus Service Cooperative for Systemwide Contracts and Request for Proposals.

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

  • Collaborative Sourcing
    A collaborative team comprised of representatives of colleges, universities and the system office formed to seek innovative systemwide strategic sourcing solutions.
  • Contracts
    Instructions, contract templates and forms relating to the procurement of individual contracted services, i.e. when a master contract is not beneficial.
  • Master Contracts
    Instructions, master contract templates and forms relating to the procurement of contracted services when the use of a master contract is beneficial.
  • Purchasing
    Instructions and forms relating to the purchase of commodities and goods.

Click a link below to download one of the required approval forms.

If you are searching for forms and don't see what you are looking for in this section, try looking in the Business Office forms repository for employee forms.

If you have questions or comments please e-mail us ( or refer to the staff directory link at the top of this page for additional contact information.