Hennepin County

Who We Are
Small Business Program contacts for the three jurisdictions

Vendor Lists

To obtain a copy of the most updated CERT business list, please go to the City of St. Paul's CERT website: https://www.stpaul.gov/departments/human-rights-equal-economic-opportunity/contract-compliance-business-development/central. From there, scroll down to the heading "CERT Business List." To do a keyword search in the PDF document, please hit "Control + F" and a search bar will appear.


Applications

Online (new applications and renewals)


Paper applications are no longer accepted.

Eligibility Criteria

Small Business Size Standards


CERT System


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Apply for Certification


Contact Us & Support
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The CERT System provides an easy way for eligible small, minority, and woman owned business to apply for and manage certifications. This web-based software system replaces the cumbersome paper application and supporting documents with an online process that saves time for businesses and CERT Program staff.

The NFL Business Connect program is the National Football League’s Super Bowl and special event supplier diversity initiative.

This fall the Minnesota Super Bowl LII Host Committee, in partnership with the NFL, will launch the Super Bowl LII Business Connect program. The program will serve as a conduit for qualified, diverse and underutilized businesses in Minnesota to compete for contracting opportunities that will be generated by Super Bowl LII in 2018. The Super Bowl LII’s Business Connect Program is focused on creating contract and business development opportunities for certified minority-, woman-, veteran-, lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender-owned qualified, diverse businesses. Experienced, event-ready, local businesses in the region must register by April 30, 2017 to participate in the program’s contracting opportunities through Business Connect and the program’s educational workshop series, which will be presented quarterly in 2017.

To register and learn more about how to utilize your CERT certification with Super Bowl LII, please visit: https://www.mnsuperbowl.com/get-involved/business-connect

Extended Term Program Overview & Guidelines


Important Update - Activation of Extended Term Program and CERT Program Adoption of SBA Size Standards
CERT Collaborative Resolution 2014
APPLICABLE SIZE STANDARD: Attachment A-August 7, 2012 MMD Small Business Size Standards
CERT Collaborative Resolution December 2014-Extended Review Period
CERT Resolution New Size Standard and Provisional Status

Processing time for applications can take approximately 90 days. Please hold any inquiries regarding the status on the processing until such time.

The CERT System is powered by B2Gnow Software.