If you receive a grant from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, you must follow certain rules when you buy supplies or services for your grant project.
The Legislature requires Minnesota state agencies (and anyone who receives State funds) to spend taxpayer money judiciously and transparently. This means that we (and you) must often get quotes or bids when buying supplies and services.
The rules vary depending on what kind of a grant recipient you are. Click on the tab above that fits best (Individual/For-profit; Non-governmental/nonprofit; Municipality). Note: The University of Minnesota is not subject to the bidding requirements.