Minnesota

Betsy HayesChief Procurement Officer (651) 201-2400Fax (651) 297-3996Procurement Contracting
Department of Administration Office of State Procurement50 Sherburne Ave Ste 112,
Saint Paul, Minnesota,
55155-1402, United States

Vendor Guide or Registration Website:

Does state charge a vendor registration fee?

  • No

Vendors must define commodities by using:

  • UNSPSC Commodity Code

Centralized procurement office handles:

  • Non-technology goods
  • Non-technology services
  • Building Construction
  • Technology Goods
  • Technology Services

Targeted business programs/preference policies affecting procurement:

  • Tie-bid preference for in-state bidders
  • Reciprocal preference
  • Specific commodity-based preference
  • Women-owned business enterprise
  • Minority-owned business enterprise
  • Disabled-owned business enterprise
  • Sheltered workshop
  • Veteran-owned business enterprise
  • Service-disabled veteran owned business
  • Correctional industries
  • Preference for products grown or produced in the state

State entities/agencies which are exempt by law from purchasing through the purchasing office and are authorized to buy most of their requirements:

  • Judicial Branch/Courts
  • Legislative Branch
  • Universities
  • Other: Lottery for certain lottery-specific items only
Director Biography

Betsy Hayes is the chief procurement officer of the State of Minnesota. Betsy has 18 years of public procurement experience with the state’s Department of Administration, Materials Management Division. In her role, Betsy is responsible for directing the state’s central procurement office that acquires goods and services in excess of $4 billion annually. This includes state executive branch purchasing, as well as cooperative purchasing managed on behalf of Minnesota’s local units of government and customers from government organizations across the country. Betsy is a graduate of Cornell College in Iowa and received her J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. Betsy is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association and is its 2015 recipient of the Public Attorney Award of Excellence for In-House Agency Counsel.

Senior Staff

Dorothy Lovejoy
Operations Manager
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Justin Kaufman
Attorney/Negotiation Specialist
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Luke Jannett
Acquisitions Supervisor
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Procurement Programs

Cooperative Purchasing Venture
MMCAP Infuse

Targeted Group/Economically Disadvantaged Small Business Program
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