How to do Business with the Government in Minnesota

Published: August 07, 2019

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Government Contracting with the North Star State

Learn how to grow your government sales with the state of Minnesota.

Use this guide to:

  • Learn how to register as a vendor in Minnesota’s SWIFT Supplier Portal
  • Discover how to search for bidding opportunities in SWIFT Supplier Portal
  • Understand special programs for small and minority-owned businesses such as Minnesota’s Targeted Group, Economically Disadvantaged, and Veteran-Owned Small Business Procurement Program (TG/ED/VO)
  • Locate Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) throughout the North Star State

Table of Contents

  • Introduction & Overview (pp. 2-3)
  • Register with Minnesota as a Vendor (p. 4)
  • Searching for Bidding Opportunities on Minnesota's Supplier Portal (p. 5)
  • Other Contracting Vehicles in Minnesota (p. 6)
  • How Minnesota Defines Small and Minority Businesses (p. 7)
  • Additional Resources (pp. 8-9)