Guidance – Publishers
Minnesota does not have procurement guidelines for companies interested in selling instructional materials in the state.
Requirements for the sale of instructional materials are established at the local level.
Guidance – Publishers - Accessibility Features
Minnesota does not have guidelines for commercial or OER publishers, developers, or vendors related to accessibility features in products/services.
Request for Proposals/Request for Information
Minnesota does not have a request for proposals/request for information process.
State Master Contract - Contract with State
Minnesota does not have state master contract available for district and schools to make purchases directly with the state.
State Master Contract - Contract with Publisher
Minnesota does not have state master contract available for district and schools to make purchases directly with the publisher.
State Pricing Negotiation
Minnesota does not negotiate prices with publishers, vendors during the RFP/RFI process, and districts may purchase the materials directly from the vendor.
Manage Regional Purchasing Consortia
Minnesota manages regional groups that participate in regional purchasing consortia for instructional materials.
Regional consortia negotiate purchasing details and master contracts for their members.