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Targeted Group Eligibility - Matrices and Orders

On August 13, 2018, the commissioner of Administration issued an order dated June 11, 2018, designating Targeted Group businesses for all state agencies conducting purchasing and contracting under Minn. Stat. Chapter 16C, for Mn/DOT's non-federal highway construction contracting & subcontracting, and for four Metropolitan Agencies. These orders replace similar orders issued on May 5, 1999, November 17, 2000, March 16, 2010 and June 6, 2011 on the same subject matter.

State agency personnel: Please take note of the following excerpts from the Commissioner's Order regarding state agency purchasing:

  1. Businesses owned and operated by minorities, women, veterans and disabled individuals make significant contributions to Minnesota's economy.
  2. Small businesses are major contributors to jobs and revenue growth in Minnesota.
  3. Public spending can leverage small business development which in turn can help address issues such as job growth, increased tax revenue, increased human capital and reduction in dependency and crime.
  4. Public spending to leverage small business development is a priority for Minnesota's executive branch leadership and part of a larger strategy to make Minnesota globally competitive.
  5. State and local government agencies are strongly encouraged to develop programs to help build the capacity of Minnesota's small businesses.
  6. State executive branch agency purchasing and contracting conducted under the authority of Minnesota Statutes Chapter 16C must, at minimum, comply with this order.

Commissioner's Order Designating Targeted Group Eligibility

The following .pdf file contains the full order of the Commissioner of Administration designating Targeted Group Business eligibility for preferences and subcontracting in purchasing and contracting.

Commissioner's Order Designating Targeted Group Eligibility for:
  • State Agencies - Purchasing & Contracting Conducted Under Minn. Stat. Chapter 16C
  • Mn/DOT - Non-Federal Funded Highway Construction
  • Metropolitan Council
  • Metropolitan Airports Commission
  • Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission


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