The Enterprise Sourcing and Procurement division supports Minnesota State colleges and universities by providing oversight and leadership of procurement practices of all products and services in a socially, environmentally, equitable, and sustainable manner. We are responsible to provide efficiencies, compliance, accountability, diversity, sustainability, quality of purchasing, policies and procedures which meets the strategic goal of being the highest value and most affordable higher education option.

Any questions or suggestions may be shared with Sourcing@MinnState.edu

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All purchases of goods and services must be made in accordance with Minnesota State policies and procedures​.  Adhering to these ensure that procurement activities will be done in an open and competitive, ethical and equitable, and fiscal and compliance responsible manner which ensures that all prices paid by colleges and universities will be fair and reasonable. 

All colleges and universities are encouraged to adopt Marketplace as their primary method of supply purchasing. It has guaranteed contract pricing, electronic invoicing, reporting​, and is the most cost effective purchasing process. While there are a variety of ways to purchase goods and services, utilizing the steps outlined allows us to negotiate best prices with suppliers when purchasing as a collective system.

As we implement sourcing strategies we must be cognizant our values which extend beyond just finding a particular good or service for the best price and our intention is to foster relationships with key suppliers that embrace the system's values: price, quality, compliance, service, speed, local relationships, and targeted group businesses​ (minority, women, veteran, and disadvantaged businesses)​.

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Minnesota State is the fourth largest system of higher education in the United States, serving nearly 375,000 students and employing more than 16,000 faculty and staff each year. We continually seek vendors to fulfill purchasing and contracting needs for our 37 colleges and universities on 54 campuses across the state, as well as the system office. 

Our values extend beyond just finding a particular good or service for the best price. Rather, it's our our intention to foster relationships with vendors who embrace price, quality, compliance, service, and speed and we encourage local, women, minority, veteran, and economically disadvantaged businesses to inquire. We appreciate your interest in doing business with Minnesota State!

General Information:

Procurement Department
30 East the Street, Suite 350
St. Paul, MN 55101
Sourcing@MinnState.edu

Staff: