Contract opportunities

The county acquires goods and services through a cost-effective, competitive and fair process accessible to all businesses. The county seeks vendors who share its commitment to equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Most contracts are developed by either Purchasing and Contract Services or Human Services and Public Health.

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COVID-19 information

Bid changes due to COVID-19

Public bid openings are now virtual

To ensure the safety of the public and county employees, public bid openings will now be held virtually via a live Microsoft Teams meeting which is accessible to the public by clicking this link:
Attend virtual bid opening.
Learn more about attending Microsoft Teams meetings (PDF)

Public bid openings are held Tuesdays, at 2 p.m. Please allow up to five minutes after the specified due date/time for the live bid opening to begin.

Information that is read at public bid openings will also be posted after bids are opened as follows:

  • Facility construction: this page (Contract opportunities)
  • Road and bridge construction: eGram
  • All other public bids: Supplier Portal

Submit facility construction bids and proposals via email

Paper bids and proposals for facility construction projects may be scanned and submitted via email. Bids must be emailed to contracts@hennepin.us.

Proposals for best value projects must be emailed to bestvalue@hennepin.us. Bids and proposals must be emailed by the end date and time or they may be rejected.

For full county service impact information, see COVID-19 updates and announcements.

Supplier Portal

All public bids for goods and general services are now posted in the Supplier Portal. Vendors can go directly to the portal to see new opportunities.

Most Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for professional services and human services and public health contracts are now being posted in the portal as well.

Learn more about the Supplier Portal or go to the Supplier Portal to register today.

Small business opportunities

To participate in any of the opportunities below, a firm must be a CERT certified small business enterprise (SBE) by the Central Certification (CERT) Program.  Follow these steps to participate:

  • Step 1 - Confirm your business is CERT-certified. Visit CERT.
  • Make sure the status is active.
  • Make sure to include all industry codes that describe what your business does. 
  • Step 2 - Notify the county that you are interested in a specific opportunity listed below - ideally before the invitations go out. Include the following:
  • Your contact information
  • Business name
  •   Contact person
  •   Email address
  •   Phone number
  • The name of the opportunity you are interested in

Upon completion of these steps, you will receive an invitation to the bid opportunity. 

Current opportunities:

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