Social Initiative

Buy Michigan

To comply with the State of Michigan higher education appropriation bill, Eastern Michigan University supports the following State of Michigan procurement requirement :

"Funds appropriated from the State of Michigan shall not be used for the purchase of foreign goods or services, if competitively priced and of comparable quality American goods and services are available. Preference should be given to goods or services manufactured or provided by Michigan businesses, if they are competitively priced and of comparable quality."

EMU’s Purchasing Department will work to heighten awareness and promote all Michigan suppliers and products that are made in Michigan.

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Supplier Diversity

Eastern Michigan University is committed to actively seeking goods and services from minority, women, and physically–challenged owned enterprises (M/W/DBE). The University will make "best efforts" to encourage the participation of Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) and Women Owned Business Enterprises in EMU’s competitive bidding activities.

The purchasing department will work with internal departments and conduct future outreach activities to identify certified M/W/DBE companies to participate in the University’s RFI, RFQ, or RFP process to procure goods and/or services.


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Business Units and Resources