The City of Minneapolis Finance & Property Services Department - Procurement division 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 group 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.
Sign up for email updates on RFPs and bids
Past bid tabulations
Bid Tabulations for past contracting opportunities for Formal and Informal Bids.
- View our Bid Tabulations
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:
Certificate of Exemption (ST3 Form 2023)
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.