Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (Minnesota State) appreciates your interest in providing goods and services to its community.  As we execute 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).

Suppliers are not permitted to solicit business on Minnesota State premises unless requested by insititution. Cold calls or dropping are not permitted.  We will contact suppliers based on the need of current projects.  Please review information below for how to work with MnSCU as a supplier.

If you have questions or comments, please email us at sourcing@so.mnscu.edu and we will be happy to respond.

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Competitive Bidding Process

It is Minnesota State's policy to bid any good or service that cost $50,000 or more.  Competitive bidding allows Minnesota State to properly survey the marketplace and purchase goods and services as well as ensures it is in compliant with federal, state, and MnSCU regulations.  Once you have received a request for bid or proposal, carefully review the requirements as late bids will not be considered.

New Supplier Information

In order to do business with Minnesota State, a vendor must be registered with the State of Minnesota.  Get Started Now! (vendor instructions). If you have any problems, you may email the helpdesk at efthelpline.mmb@state.mn.us

Please note: registration does not guarantee that your organization will be selected to do business with Minnesota State.