The City of Minneapolis Department of Finance & Property Services - Procurement is vested by the City Charter and the Code of Ordinances with the responsibility of procuring goods and services for City departments and boards. It also includes the Contract Management Office responsible for the administration of city Contracts, Purchasing card program, Target Market Program, Accounts Payable and Central (Warehouse) Stores.
The following sections contain information about various ordinances, statutes and policies governing purchases in the city, contracting opportunities and related information.
- View the Governing Ordinances, Statutes and Policies
- View the Target Market Program
- A Guide to Doing Business with the City of Minneapolis
- View info about American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) contracts
Current contracting opportunities
All new City of Minneapolis contracting opportunities will be posted to the eSupplier Portal. All responses will be submitted electronically through this portal. To access these most recent contracting opportunities, visit the link below.
If you are not already a city supplier, click on the eSupplier Portal link and then click on "Use the Portal" and then "Bidder Registration" tile to Register. Instructions on how to register can be found on the eSupplier Portal page on the "Directions" tile. If you need further assistance with eSupplier, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Future contracting opportunities
View the upcoming formal Requests for Proposals and Bids. This list is updated frequently.
Past bid tabulations
Bid Tabulations for past contracting opportunities for Formal and Informal Bids.
- View our Bid Tabulations
Supplier outreach events
Notice to all suppliers
Sales tax exemptions
Local governments are currently exempt from paying State of Minnesota sales tax. These changes can be viewed at the Minnesota Department of Revenue.
State of Minnesota requires vendors to obtain an ST-3 exemption certificate to substantiate a full (State & Local) sales tax exemption on sales to Minnesota cities, counties, and townships. Please see the form below:
The City of Minneapolis has completed all of the necessary information on this form as the purchaser. Please complete any additional information on the form such as name and address of seller.
By receipt of this ST-3 Form, you should provide the City of Minneapolis sales invoices exempt of State and City sales tax effective with any purchases or services made.
If you have any questions, please contact Jean Poppen in the Accounts Payable Department at 612-673-3264.
Rules about Gifts
Chapter 377 of the Minnesota Statues prohibits gifts from interested persons to local officials. "Local officials" includes any individual who purchases, advises or recommends on the purchase of goods and/or services.
List of vendors to potentially assist with rebuilding Minneapolis businesses
The vendors included on this list have qualified for the City of Minneapolis' Target Market Program and may be able to help local businesses rebuild following damages sustained and needs arising from the recent protests and the COVID-19 pandemic. The Target Market Program is aimed at expanding opportunities for historically underutilized small businesses and stimulating the local economy. These Target Market vendors have self-certified that they can provide goods or services in the following categories: abatement services; building restoration; cleaning supplies for COVID-19 cleanup; construction site clearance; demolition; general contracting; hazardous material disposal; janitorial services; personal protective equipment; safety supply gear; and/or signage.
The City invited all Target Market vendors in these categories to participate in this list, and all of those who consented to such participation as of June 15, 2020 have been included. The City may update the list periodically. The comments and descriptions included below were provided by the vendors, generally upon their self-certification into the program. Visit the Target Market Program to learn details about the program.
If you are not on the list, would like to sign up, and are able to provide services such as those listed, please go to the link just above and apply for the Target Market Program. Upon qualification for the program, you will be sent a consent form to sign to allow us to post your information. If you are on the list and would like to opt out, please contact email@example.com
The entities listed are third parties and are not affiliated with the City of Minneapolis. the listed information is for general informational purposes only and does not constitute a recommendation to do business with the listed entities or obtain any particular products or services. The City of Minneapolis makes no representation or guarantees as to the accuracy or completeness of this information or the availability, quality, merchantability, or fitness for a particular use of any products or services provided by the entities listed. The City of Minneapolis disclaims any and all liability, including any express or implied warranties, whether oral or written, for the products and services provided by listed entities.