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Diverse Spend

Disparities in Minnesota, including those based on race, geography, and economic status, keep our entire state from reaching it's full potential. As long as inequities impact Minnesotans' ability to be successful, we have work to do. Diversity, inclusion, and equity are therefore essential core values and top priorities to achieve One Minnesota.

To help support equity in public contracting, the state of Minnesota has created a goal of reaching 12 percent of overall eligible procurement dollars to be spend directly with certified small businesses within the state by the end of fiscal year 2022.

The graphs below track this key performance indicator. Although we are still working towards our goal, we are encouraged by the progress that has been made since the Office of Equity in Procurement was established in 2015. The percentage increases seen in the graphs below represent more than doubling overall dollars going to historical underutilized small business.

Spend Goal Graph
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Increased State Diverse Spend 2022
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Disaggregating Data

Public transparency is an important aspect of our goals in equitable procurement. The graphs provided below are a snapshot of historical spend data for each state certified ownership group.

FY22 Spend
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FY22 Certified Businesses
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Indirect Diverse Spend: Subcontractors and Suppliers (Tier 2)

Admin recently launched a system to track and report targeted group spending data at the subcontractor level. Vendors currently on state contract(s) with a value of over $500 million report payments made to subcontractors. Construction contracts with TG/ED/VO subcontracting goals are also tracked in Tier2 system.

Certified Businesses and State Spend

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