What is the Microsoft Supplier Program?

The Microsoft Supplier Program (MSP) defines the way key business-critical and strategic suppliers do business with Microsoft, including requirements and expectations, enabling a clear, direct path to success. Using a preferred supplier makes it easy for Microsoft employees to work globally with a prequalified group of suppliers.

Microsoft suppliers are compliant, capable, and competitive. They embody a commitment to diversity and best-in-class goods and services.


Requirements Benefits Supplier awards
Suppliers are invited to the MSP program only if they meet the Microsoft Compliance requirements and have been deemed capable and competitive through our category certification process. Not every supplier that is referred to the program and meets these requirements will be admitted. Suppliers must be nominated by their business and verified by their Procurement Lead.

MSP suppliers have access to features and benefits that the rest of the Microsoft Supplier population do not. The program helps suppliers better understand Microsoft’s strategy, be trained in and notified of the latest Microsoft policies, and to be recognized more broadly across the Microsoft buyer community.

To be considered for and maintain good standing in the Microsoft Supplier Program, suppliers must meet these requirements:

Category Certified in at least one category

A supplier must have signed originals of the following documents on file with Microsoft:

A Microsoft Master Service Agreement

  • The MSA for Company Code 1010 Suppliers must contain Microsoft’s Standard Payment Terms (2% 10 Net 60)
  • Per the MSA, Microsoft expects all suppliers to engage Microsoft using the latest and preferred technology including using Microsoft’s electronic invoicing system MS Invoice, where available

A Microsoft Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) (independent of the Master Service Agreement)


A supplier must be in good standing with other Microsoft Supplier programs such as, but not limited to, the:

  • Supplier Security & Privacy Assurance Program (SSPA) compliance
  • Anti-Corruption Due Diligence Program
  • Supplier Screening Program
  • Supplier Code of Conduct
A supplier must maintain:

  • DUNS # from Dunn & Bradstreet
  • Stable financial health
  • Spend Thresholds
  • An average Customer Satisfaction Rating of 3.0 (based on Microsoft’s internal five-point feedback solution)