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IT Procurement

IT Procurement for Minnesota’s Executive Branch

MNIT’s Procurement Division collaborates with the Minnesota Department of Administration’s Office of State Procurement to establish competitive vendor contracts for Information Technology (IT) hardware, software, and professional services for the benefit of State of Minnesota executive branch agencies. Some contracts are also available to other government entities through Minnesota’s Cooperative Purchasing Venture (CPV).

Information for Vendors

MNIT Procurement uses standardized procedures, including competitive solicitations, master contracts, single sources, and local purchase authority. Products and services meet MNIT’s IT standards and service specifications, including data security, accessibility, and insurance requirements.

Vendors offering IT products

Vendors offering IT-related professional services

  • Professional services contracts generally follow a competitive solicitation process, unless there is clear justification to award on a single source basis or unless the work falls within the scope of an existing master contract such as MNSITE (Minnesota Seeking IT Expertise).
  • To be considered under MNSITE you must register with the MNSITE The program allows Minnesota government organizations to secure skilled IT consultants.
  • The MNSITE program is continuously open for new vendor applications.

Contact us

If you have developed a specific proposal, product, or service you would like to share with us, use the vendor engagement form to request a vendor engagement meeting. 

Information for Government Customers

For Executive Branch Organizations

MNIT Procurement makes software and hardware purchases and enters into professional services contracts on behalf of all executive branch organizations that are centrally consolidated for IT Procurement. These organizations initially follow internal procedures to obtain technical and financial approval before continuing the purchasing process with MNIT Procurement.

For other Minnesota government organizations and CPVs

Products and services for these organizations are managed by the Department of Administration through Minnesota’s Cooperative Purchasing Venture (CPV). MNIT Procurement does not process these purchases.

Government organizations that may be eligible for CPV membership include cities, counties, school districts, legislative and constitutional agencies, and some charities and nonprofits.

Visit the Department of Administration’s CPV website for more information about CPV membership, eligibility requirements and current contracts.

For both Executive Branch organizations and CPVs

Find information about standard hardware products that are available to both Executive Branch organizations and CPV members on the Standard Products Page.

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