Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Equity in procurement and contracting

Small Contracts to Advance Equity Program


Affirm our commitment to racial, geographic, and economic equity through the following:

  • Reduce structural barriers that small, diverse contractors face on large traditional MnDOT contracts
  • Expand diversity of MnDOT’s contractor and consultant pools
  • Build capacity of small businesses so Minnesota’s construction industry is more vibrant and productive
  • Increase safety and accessibility of MnDOT infrastructure so all Minnesotans can meet their daily needs

This program supports helps identify work well-suited for local small businesses to perform as prime, especially businesses owned by women, indigenous, persons of color, veterans and other businesses that have historically been under-represented in MnDOT contracting results.