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BCED Links

Broadband Access Project

Mapping Assets and Indicators in North Minneapolis in 2006 (All Maps) (PDF, 7.2 MB)

Small Business Profiles



CERT System Access

CERT Directory

To register for CERT, contact: Tisidra Jones, Vendor Outreach Coordinator, 651-266-8904 or e-mail



University-Recognized Targeted Business Certification Agencies

Central Certification (CERT) Program
(City of Saint Paul, Hennepin County, and Ramsey County. The program certifies SBEs, MBEs, and WBEs.)

National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (NMSDC)

North Central Minority Supplier Development Council (NCMSDC)

State of Minnesota Department of Administration

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)



WMBE Profile Form

Click here for details and listing requirements.

WMDBE Certification Criteria

Targeted Business Directory

WMBE Profile Form



Vendor Links

EStaff & Departmental Directory

Existing University Contracts for Goods and Services

Purchasing Policy at the University (DOC, 56.5 KB)

MBid: University RFP Notifications

University Small Business Report (FY12) (PDF, 764 KB)

Vendor Form (XLS, 167 KB)

Vendor Orientation Seminar (PDF, 704 KB)


External Links

Association of Women Contractors (AWC)

Carlson School of Management

Center for Nonprofit Management - University of St. Thomas

Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA)

CERT Program

Diversity Information Resources (formerly TRY US)

Graduate School - PhD's Education Index

Greater Twin Cities United Way

Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs

Kaposia, Inc. - Employment Services for People with Developmental Disabilities

Management Assistant Program (MAP) for Nonprofits

Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA)

Minnesota Council on Foundations

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) of Upper Midwest

National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (NMSDC)

North Central Minority Supplier Development Council (NCMSDC)

Office for Public Engagement

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

Public & Nonprofit Leadership Center - University of Minnesota

Purchasing Services

Small Business Administration (SBA)

Small Business Administration - Federal Contracting Opportunities Training

SBA Small Business Size Limits

State of Minnesota Department of Administration

University Northside Partnership