Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities may request from the commissioner of administration any services and materials available to any state agency under this chapter, including but not limited to purchasing, contracting, leasing, energy conservation, communications systems, construction, and all other programs and contracts administered by the Department of Administration, whether administered directly or indirectly by contract or otherwise. The commissioner of administration shall make reasonable efforts to comply with any such request. The chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and the commissioner of administration shall cooperate to identify services and materials available to state agencies from the Department of Administration.
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities shall be a state agency where being a state agency is a prerequisite to obtaining or participating in any services, materials acquisition, or programs under this chapter which are requested by the chancellor.
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities shall be a state agency for purposes of being included on any state agency's list to receive notices and information appropriate to the purposes of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.