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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Contract

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State of Minnesota Supplemental Vehicle Rental Contract

Minnesota State University, Mankato has the opportunity to offer state owned vehicles for state travel needs by administration, faculty, staff and students who are on University business. 

Circumstances may arise when state vehicles are not available or are not authorized for usage, see policies and procedures section. The State of Minnesota has a supplemental contract available with Enterprise vehicle rental when our state vehicles are not available for our faculty and staff. You will need to notify Facilities Services, WC358, Helen Walters, 389-5649 for an approved billing number for your Enterprise Rent-A-Car request.  

The following chart represents the costs associated with a MSU state fleet vehicle, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and/or a personal vehicle for your university travel. vehicles/msu_vs_enterprise_fy19.xls

Enterprise Rent-A-Car will accept the Minnesota State University, Mankato department assigned Wells Fargo Purchasing Card for University approved travel with a Enterprise rental and for the purchase of fuel for the Enterprise vehicle for faculty, staff and administration if the vehicle rental usage coincides with the fuel charges.  The Enterprise rental must be paid at the time of vehicle pickup do not have them bill Minnesota State Univerisity, Mankato.   You may reach Mankato Enterprise Rent-A-Car at 507-388-8865.

The State of Minnesota has an opportunity to utilize a state contract with Enterprise Rent-A-Car, contract release number V-52(5).  This supplemental contract for rental vehicles, when state vehicles are not available, must be used by state agencies faculty, staff and administration for a vehicle rental that is "initiated" in the State of Minnesota or other locations as listed on the contract release while on state business.

Individuals who wish to utilize Enterprise Rent-A-Car for out of state travel, contact Facilities Services Office, 507-389-5466 or Helen Walters, 507-389-5649. An account number will be offered.  For security reasons, we no longer offer this account information on line. 

If a need arises where the traveler must pick up the Enterprise rental vehicle prior to the start of business travel, the Enterprise "Quickstart Program" allows for some cost reduction rather than paying a full day's rental fee. 

Upon request, Enterprise will charge a $10.00 per rental "Quickstart" fee (which will show on the invoice as an "other" fee) for vehicles that are made available after 4:00 PM and the charges are suspended until the time of departure that evening or the following morning, no later than the time at which that Enterprise rental location opens.

Due to the high liability exposure for the services on the contract, state agenices are required to use the contract unless an exception is granted by the AMS (Acquisition Management Specialist) listed on the state contract.  It is recommended to utilize Enterprise contract when extensive out of state travel is needed.  An account number will need to be provided to Enterprise Rent-A-Car when reserving a vehicle.  Please contact Helen Walters, Facilities Services at Minnesota State University, Mankato at 507-389-5649 for the new contract number to receive the reduced rates.

  • 15 passenger vans are not permitted to be rented.
  • Do not use a personal 15 passenger van or camper to transport other employees or students on Minnesota State business.