Doing business with Microsoft
We value suppliers who help us innovate and deliver our products and services to meet the needs of our customers, partners, and employees while demonstrating our commitment to compliance. Explore these important resources designed to help you do business with Microsoft.
Global purchasing terms and conditions
Microsoft purchase order (PO) terms and conditions differ based on which Microsoft subsidiaries a supplier does business with. In some cases, regulations require that certain invoice terms and conditions be tailored to a particular Microsoft subsidiary.
Suppliers that are currently undergoing the onboarding process can direct questions to the Accounts Payable (AP) Help Desk.
Standards of supplier conduct
The Supplier Code of Conduct (SCoC) and training program outline expected behavior of Microsoft employees and anyone doing business with Microsoft.
Master Supplier Services Agreement (MSSA)
If a contract is required by Microsoft, this must be executed by Microsoft and the supplier prior to doing work (additional terms may apply based on the specific purchase category - e.g. outsourced services, software, cloud services, or hardware). This is an overarching agreement. After the supplier has signed this agreement, only business-specific statements of work (SOW) or purchase orders (PO) are needed. Having a uniform agreement in place helps ensure that Microsoft and the supplier can consistently rely on certain aspects of their relationship without discussion or concern.
Accessibility supplier toolkit resources
As we pursue our mission of empowering every person on the planet, we want to share what we've learned about accessibility with our suppliers. Whether you are just starting out and need basic disability etiquette or want to test code to the latest standards, check out these helpful resources.