MiDEAL is the State of Michigan's extended purchasing program that allows Michigan cities, townships, villages, counties, school districts, universities, colleges and nonprofit hospitals to buy goods and services from state contracts. The program is authorized by Michigan legislation and has been in existence since 1984. Membership is available for a nominal annual fee. To become a member, send an email to MiDEAL@michigan.gov. 

Local governments benefit directly from the reduced cost of goods and services and indirectly by eliminating the time needed to process bids. There are approximately 400 contracts available to MiDEAL members.