The Procurement division supports Minnesota State colleges and universities by providing oversight and leadership of procurement practices of 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 meet 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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We have begun developing the sourcing module in Marketplace. This modern approach streamlines the procurement process and mitigates risks. The module will be a mutual benefit business relationship between the university and its many suppliers.
The Procurement division helps:
- Prospective suppliers by identifying potential opportunities, sharing their information with colleges and universities, helping them understand Minnesota State's policies and bidding procedures, and resolve any issues involved in the procurement process
- Colleges and universities identifying qualified bidders, provide necessary tools and information, prepare competitive bid documents, coordinate the bid process, and assist in the supplier bid response.
Visit our vendor page for current bid opportunities.
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 purchasing. Transactions that exceed $50,000 require a competitive bid process. This process properly surveys the market and evaluates a number of factors. Exceptions to this process are purchases through existing master contracts and strategic cooperative agreements.
- Shop Products & Services (Marketplace)
- Minnesota State Master Contracts
- Strategic Partners
- Contract Templates
- Employee Forms
- Marketplace Training & FAQ
- Strategic Sourcing
- Contract Management
- Marketplace Test site
- Marketplace and Procurement Intranet webpage
- Office of General Counsel Contract Training and resources
NOTE: Some of these links lead to a secure site
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Minnesota State is the third-largest system of higher education in the United States, serving nearly 350,000+ students and employing more than 16,000 faculty and staff each year. We continually seek vendors to fulfill purchasing and contracting needs for our 33 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 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!
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Minnesota State only recognizes W/MBE certification from the following certifying agencies:
- State of Minnesota – Department of Administration
- City of Saint Paul Central (CERT) Program
- North Central Minority Supplier Development Council (regional affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council)
- Women’s Business Development Center (regional affiliate of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council)
30 East 7th Street, Suite 350
St. Paul, MN 55101
Chief Procurement Officer
- Celena Monn
- Babatope Adedayo
Supplier Diversity Manager
- Joan Anderl
- Kathy Barta
eProcurement System Administrator
- Lori Mathews