Finance Department

350 S. 5th St., Room 325M
Minneapolis, MN 55415

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Bidder Application Instructions

Please Note:
Due to the large number of companies expressing interest, filling out an application does not ensure that you will receive bids for any or all items you have expressed an interest in quoting. Note that a copy of all informal current bids is available for review in the lobby of our office and vendors are encouraged to use this source WEEKLY. A listing of sealed bids and related procurement processes is also available on the Purchasing Department page at the City of Minneapolis Website or by calling (612) 673-CITY.

Attached is a short list of questions about your business that you must complete. Please note that we need the Zip +4 Zip Code to reduce postage costs.  

The final question on commodity categories on the Application Form has two (2) parts. Both are important to complete. The first part involves the codes on the commodity category list that is included on the Application Form. These codes are for general categories. The specific commodities themselves are sub-categories and are NOT listed here. At a later date, you will be sent the specific items within the category or categories you checked, so you can specify what bids you would like to receive.  

The following example illustrates how this system works: if your company supplies sporting trophies, you would check Code #805 Sporting Goods and Athletic Goods. At a later date, you would be sent a list of all the sub-categories under #805 such as sporting equipment, sport clothing and sporting trophies. You would then select sporting trophies and return the list to us.  

If you have any questions about which categories to check, please call us at (612) 673-2500.

If interested, see more information about being certified as a Small or Underutilized Business .

Notice to all suppliers

Chapter 377 of the Minnesota Statues prohibits gifts from interested persons to local officials. Local officials include any individual who purchases, advises or recommends on the purchase of goods and/or services.

City of Minneapolis Bidder's Application (online form)

Submit the form online or print-out and mail to:

City of Minneapolis Procurement Division
330 Second Avenue South - Suite 552
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Last updated Dec 13, 2011