For purposes of this chapter, the following terms have the meanings given them, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.
"Agency" means any state officer, employee, board, commission, authority, department, or other agency of the executive branch of state government. Unless specifically provided elsewhere in this chapter, agency does not include the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.
"Commissioner" means the commissioner of administration.
"State contract" means any written instrument or electronic document containing the elements of offer, acceptance and consideration to which a state agency is a party.
"Supplies," "materials," and "equipment" includes articles and things used by or furnished to an agency, including printing, binding, and publication of books and records, repairs, and improvements.
"Utility services" includes telephone, telegraph, postal, electric light, and power service, and all other services required for the maintenance, operation, and upkeep of buildings and offices.