Purchasing Information


The Purchasing area of Minnesota State Mankato is responsible for procurement of necessary goods and services and the implementation of contracts that maximize the use of financial resources.

Purchasing Procedures Highlights

In an effort to more closely conform to state-wide MinnState guidelines on purchasing supplies, materials, and equipment, the University has modified its internal requirements to reflect highlights contained within the following Service or Product Estimate Cost Range along with the purchasing requirements.

Vendor Number Request

Vendors you wish to do business with (that do not already have a vendor number) register themselves with the State of Minnesota through the following link in order to get a SWIFT Vendor Number:


Per Minnesota State Board Procedure 5.14.2 Minnesota State University, Mankato is required to prepare Professional/Technical contracts for all companies and individuals who will be paid to perform a task or service.

Invoice Payment Approval