Minnesota State is the fourth largest system of higher education in the United States, serving nearly 375,000 students and employing more than 16,000 faculty and staff each year. We continually seek vendors to fulfill purchasing and contracting needs for our 37 colleges and universities on 54 campuses across the state, as well as the system office. 

Our values extend beyond just finding a particular good or service for the best price. Rather, it's our our intention to foster relationships with vendors who embrace price, quality, compliance, service, and speed and we encourage local, women, minority, veteran, and economically disadvantaged businesses to inquire. We appreciate your interest in doing business with Minnesota State!

New Vendors

Current Vendors

  • Review the current vendor opportunities listed below. Interested vendors should submit their sealed responses, along with signed forms and accompanying materials by the listed deadlines to the appropriate individuals. Email quotes will not be accepted.
  • Subscribe to the listserv to be notified of future opportunities. 

Competitive Bidding Process

  • It is Minnesota State's policy to bid any good or services that cost $50,000 or more. Competitive bidding allows Minnesota State to properly survey the marketplace and purchase goods and services as well as ensures it is in complaint with federal, state, and Minnesota State regulations. Once you have received a request for bid or proposal, carefully review the requirements as late bids will not be considered.

Vendors are not permitted to solicit business on Minnesota State premises unless requested. Cold calls or dropping in are not permitted. We will contact vendors based on the need of current projects. Registering and/or submitting a proposal does not guarantee selection.

Request for Bids (RFBs)

Click here to see a list of all construction bid opportunities. Then, from the list, click on a project  to view, download and/or print its ad, plan holders, bid documents, and addenda. Interested vendors may view the bid documents at no cost, but there is a $10, non-refundable charge to download them.

Plan holders are parties who have downloaded the plans and specifications. Plan holders who download the plans and specifications may print them at their own expense. Paper copies are not provided. Only plan holders will be notified via email if an addenda is issued. Only plan holders will be allowed to bid on the project.   

Request for Proposals (RFPs)

Hennepin Technical College (Eden Prairie Campus)
RFP Roof Replacement Designer Services
Update Predesign Engineering Study
HTC EP 18 Roof Replacement Addendum #1

Minnesota State University, Mankato
RFP  #106167139 Sports Dome Design

Minneapolis Community and Technical College
RFP Student Affairs Center Renovation Design Services
(proposals due August 23, 2018 2 p.m. CST)
T-Building Floor 2 Student Affairs Study
Stair plans and Details A0

Minnesota West
RFP Roof Design Sevices-Worthington LARC
Proposals due August 21, 2018, 2 p.m.
Pre-Design Engineering Study
AG Building LRC Condition Report
LRC Addition Condition Report
AIA B101 Sample Attachment Letter
Addendum I-Clarifications-Response to Questions
Meeting Sign In Sheet

Normandale Community College
RFP Classroom and Student Services Renovation - Designer Selection
Proposals due August 29, 2018 12:00 NOON CT
Predesign prepared by 292Group
Addendum I
Sign In Sheet
Comprehensive Facilities Plan
Predesign Update


Ridgewater College
RFP-East Building Roof Replacement (proposals due August 14, 2018 2 p.m. CST)
RFP Addendum-East Building Roof Replacement
Hutchinson Predesign Engineering Study

Riverland Community College (Albert Lea Campus)
RFP Transportation, Trade and Industrial Education Center (proposals due Monday, August 20, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. CST)
Pre-Design Report Capital Bonding Request
RFP Addendum #1

RFP Owner Representative Services for the Transportation, Trade and Industrial Education Center
Proposals due August 30th, 4:00 p.m. CT

St. Cloud State University
Kiehle Visual Arts Center (KVAC) Roof Replacement
RFP SCSU KVAC Roof (proposals due August 16, 2018 3 p.m. CST)
Predesign Report - Kiehle Hall Area D
Mandatory Pre-proposal Meeting Sign in List 7-31-18
KVAC Roof Mandatory Pre-proposal Meeting Agenda
Addendum #1
Full Facility Roof Report

Winona State University
Stadium Renovation Designer Selection (proposals due July 17, 2018 2 p.m. CST)
Addendum I

RFP - Operational Waste Diversion Study
Proposals are due August 20, 2018 at 2:00 PM


Request for Qualifications (RFQs)

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Procurement Methods 

Several methods are used to select professional technical consultants based on project size, complexity, and specific requirements. 

  • Direct Professional Contracts are generated from selected consultants if costs are less than $50,000. 
  • Professional Technical Master Minnesota State IT Contract(s), currently only forensic services, may be used to provide services for a school using a work order template.
  • Facility Professional Technical Contracts

State of Minnesota Buy.IT Programs

  • ASAP-IT: The State of Minnesota Department of Administration and the Office of MN.IT Services have partnered to bring a fast and easy way to help state agencies and other government units eligible under the State’s cooperative purchasing venture (CPV) to secure IT professional services.
  • SITE Master Contract Program: The State of Minnesota Department of Administration and the Office of MN.IT Services operate a program for state agencies and other local units of government to contract for professional IT-related consulting and staff augmentation services in a streamlined process.