The City of Minneapolis Purchasing Division handles most purchases of products for City departments and associated boards. Here you will find basic information about the City's purchasing procedures and ways to introduce your business to the City of Minneapolis.
Notice to all suppliers
- Effective January 1, 2014, local governments will be exempt from paying State of Minnesota sales tax. These changes can be viewed at: http://www.revenue.state.mn.us/businesses/sut/factsheets/FS176.pdfEffective January 1, 2014, 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) (Revised: June, 2016)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 made, or services occurring, on or after January 1, 2014.If you have any questions, please contact Jean Poppen in the Accounts Payable Department at 612 673-3264.
- 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.
Equal Benefits Ordinance
The City of Minneapolis adopted an Equal Benefits Ordinance in 2004. This ordinance requires certain contractors to provide benefits to the domestic partners of their employees in certain conditions. It is the responsibility of the contractor to review and understand the requirements and applicability of this ordinance.
Please review the Equal Benefits Ordinance (pdf) for details.
Living Wage Ordinance
The City of Minneapolis adopted a Living Wage Policy that affects any City Contracts or any City business subsidy established or renewed after 12/31/2006. Unless otherwise exempt from the Ordinance as provided in Section 38.40 (c), any City Contract for services valued at $100,000 or more or any City financial assistance or subsidy valued at $100,000 or more will be subject to the Ordinance’s requirement that the Contractor and its sub-contractors pay their employees a "living wage" as defined and provided for in the Ordinance.
Please review the Living Wage Ordinance (pdf) for details.
Last updated Jun 24, 2016