Below is a list of databases that are helpful when searching for a vendor.
Central Contractor Registration (CCR)
CCR is an electronic gateway of information for, and about, small
The CCR program is a cooperative effort of 8
different U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Link to CCR
Federal Debarred Vendors
The Excluded Parties List System (ELPS), is
the electronic version of the Lists of Parties Excluded from Federal
Procurement and Nonprocurement Programs (Lists), which identifies
those parties excluded throughout the U.S. Government (unless
otherwise noted) from receiving Federal contracts or certain
subcontracts and from certain types of Federal financial and
non-financial assistance and benefits. Departments should NOT
purchase from debarred vendors.
Link to the ELPS
State of Minnesota - Targeted
Business Groups (TGB)
The Minnesota Materials Management Division maintains a list of
Minnesota-based minority, woman and disabled-owned small businesses,
and small businesses in Economically Disadvantaged Counties in Minnesota.
Departments are encouraged to search the database and select vendors
to the Targeted Business Groups site
U of M Business Directory
The U of M Business Directory is a listing of all businesses currently certified
collaboratively by the five member jurisdictions:
Hennepin County, City of Minneapolis, Ramsey County, City of St. Paul,
and St. Paul Public Schools. New businesses are certified into the
Program on a regular basis.
The U of M Business Directory's ultimate goal is to make it easier for businesses
to participate in the business opportunities of the participating
jurisdictions and the local marketplace. This program seeks to promote market growth, increase competitiveness, and create
jobs among participating businesses, as well as to improve the quality
of life for area residents. The U of MN Business Directory is only available in
.pdf format and therefore it is quite large (795KB).
to the U of M Business Directory (.pdf format)
U of M Targeted Vendor Database
The Targeted Vendor Database is maintained by the Office for Business and Community Economic Development and is intended to increase departmental utilization of Targeted Businesses, business enterprises owned and operated by women, minority and/or disabled persons (WMDBEs). To ensure that all vendors are of the highest quality and meet the University's definition of Targeted Business, it is required that each registered vendor be certified by at least one of the following 6 University-recognized Targeted Business Certification Agencies listed at the BCED website.
To further access vendors you can visit the agency links or contact a Project Manager at 612-625-8460.
Link to the Targeted Vendor Database
U-Wide Contracts and
U-Wide contracts are contracts with vendors for goods and services
that are available to all University departments. U-Wide contracts
and a U-Wide contract vendor list are available for searching / viewing
through the link below.
proceed to U-Wide Contracts and Contractor Listing
Purchasing Services is one of the many departments that report the Controller's Organization.
Internal Service Organizations (ISOs)
ISOs and Auxiliaries are University departments that provide products or services for sale to other University departments.
University Travel Services
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