Business Services

Purchasing Policies

The Purchasing Department provides includes timely purchases of goods and services at the lowest possible cost with consideration of quality, quantity and delivery based on market conditions.

In recent years, the University has benefited from policy changes which have granted increased spending authority.

Along with these enhanced abilities comes greater responsibility to follow laws, rules and regulations of the State of Minnesota, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and St. Cloud State.

Code of Ethics

Governing Statutes & Policies

Obligation Incurred Prior to an Encumbrance

Purchases less than $15,000

Purchasing $15,000 to $50,000

Purchasing of $50,000 or more

Certificate of Compliance (Affirmative Action)

Certificates of Insurance

Purchasing of Information Technology (IT) - computers, A/V, phones, software, etc.

Food Purchases

Proprietary Advertising

Single Source Items

Special Expenses

Targeted Group/Economically Disadvantaged/Veteran-Owned Vendor Program

Helpful Hints & Reminders

Common forms

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