American Rescue Plan Act contracts

Learn about the bidding and selection process for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-funded contracts.

Terms and conditions

  • Please note that since these ARPA grants are federal funds, there are extra terms and conditions that apply to these contracts.
  • These requirements will be part of each solicitation (Bid/RFP) package.

We are required to apply the following guidelines when awarding ARPA-funded contracts

For commodities bids

  • Award the contract to the lowest responsible, responsive bidder.

For professional services bids Request for Proposals (RFP)

  • Award the contract to the bidder who submits the best proposal that meets the requirements of the RFP, regardless of price.

You should follow these guidelines when bidding on ARPA-funded contracts

For commodities bids

  • Review the posted specification
  • Submit a bid that meets the need at the lowest cost to the City

For professional services

  • Review the Request for Proposal (RFP)
  • Submit a proposal that effectively responds to the requested service needs

See ARPA contract opportunities and submit bids and proposals through our eSupplier Portal

  • To register, go to the eSupplier home page and click on the “Bidder/Payee Registration” tile.
  • Next, enter your business information and answer the questions provided on the form.
  • You will receive a confirmation by email that contains your User ID and a temporary password.
  • For more information on how to register, go to the eSupplier portal.


eSupplier Portal Instructions

For more information

On bidding and contracting

  • Read our guide for doing business with us.

A Guide to Doing Business with the City of Minneapolis

On ARPA contracting opportunities

Get notices

We can send you notices about American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-funded contracts as they become available. Sign up for the RFP and Bid notification subscriber list.

Request accessible format

If you need help with this information, please email 311, or call 311 or 612-673-3000.

Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Contact us

Procurement division

Finance & Property Services Department




505 Fourth Ave S, Room 310
Minneapolis, MN  55415

Office hours

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday