Purchasing

Business Services is responsible for the payment of all goods and services purchased by the University. Contracts such as professional/technical, leases, construction, joint powers, and inter-agency agreements are encumbered and executed by Business Services. Business Services advises University departments on the purchasing laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures mandated by the State of Minnesota, MnState and the University.

Marketplace Resources

Vendor Resources

New or prospective vendors should navigate to the Vendor Registration link on the SWIFT Vendor Resources web page to register as a vendor. Once registered, Minnesota Management & Budget will assign a vendor number, allowing MSU Moorhead and the vendor to do business.

Vendors can interact with the state through the Supplier Portal, a link to which is found on the SWIFT Vendor Resources web page. The Supplier Portal allows vendors to login and view payment details, maintain address/contact information related to their vendor record.

Existing vendors can request a User ID to login to the Supplier Portal by clicking the Create a New User ID link. When a vendor registration is approved or the new User ID is issued, a confirmation is sent to the email address entered during the registration/creation process. When necessary, ask the vendor to forward their vendor number and use the SWIFT Vendor Registration Guide for reference.

Please Note: This process does not apply to international vendors. If you plan to do business with an international vendor, please contact Christina Lien at 218.477.2059.

Any vendor questions can be sent to Accounts Payable at accountspayable@mnstate.edu.

Local Check Printing Schedule

Business Services will be printing checks two times a week. Check requests submitted by 2 pm Mondays and Thursdays will be available from Business Services on TUESDAYS and FRIDAYS. Direct deposits will continue to be processed daily.