ASAP-IT: Eligibility

Professional Services

ASAP-IT: Eligibility for Program Use

This program is available for use by State of Minnesota executive branch state agencies along with other government units eligible under the State’s cooperative purchasing venture (CPV) established pursuant to Minnesota Statutes §16C.03, subdivision 10. Entities eligible to participate under the state’s cooperative purchasing are described in the following Minnesota State Statutes:

  • Minnesota Statutes § 471.59, subd. 1, known as the Joint Powers Act, defines the governmental entities that may participate in the CPV. They include counties, cities, towns, townships, and school districts, as well as certain other entities.
  • Minnesota Statutes § 16C.23 defines entities that are eligible to receive federal surplus property. These entities are now also eligible to participate in the CPV.
  • Minnesota Statutes § 309.50, Subd. 4 defines the charitable organizations that are now eligible to participate in the CPV.
  • Minnesota Statutes § 145.9268, Subd. 1 defines the eligible community clinics that are now eligible to participate in the CPV.
  • Minnesota Statutes § 16C.03, Subd. 10, as amended by Laws of Minnesota, 2007, Chapter 83, Section 1, and Laws of Minnesota, 2007, Chapter 139, Section 1, adds that any entity recognized by another state's statutes as authorized to use that state's commodity or service contracts is now eligible to participate in the CPV.

Entities other than executive branch state agencies must apply to participate in the CPV program prior to utilizing this program if the organization is not already a member. Membership is free! Once you have determined the category under which your organization is eligible, print the CPV Subscription Form, complete it, and send it with any other documentation required to:

Office of State Procurement
112 Administration Building
50 Sherburne Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55155

A membership permit number and security access code for the CPV program will be sent to you following receipt of your application.

Date last updated: 1/24/2017