Hennepin County

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Small Business Program contacts for the four jurisdictions

Vendor Lists

CERT Program directories are no longer posted here.

If you already have a login to this system you will be able to access the the directory by logging in and selecting "View".... If you do not have a login ID, send an email to cert@ci.stpaul.mn.us with the project name and due date, the government that is funding or bidding out the project. Include a contact name, company or organization name, phone & fax number, street address, and email address.


Online (new applications and renewals)

Paper applications are still accepted. However, we recommend the electronic application for faster submission and processing.

Eligibility Criteria

Small Business Size Standards

CERT System

System Access Login
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• Apply for Certification

• Contact Us & Support
• Forgot Password
• Account Lookup
• Help/First Time Users

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.

CERT Collaborative Resolution 2014
Attachment A-August 7, 2012 MMD Small Business Size Standards
CERT Collaborative Resolution December 2014-Extended Review Period

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

CERT and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Expanding Access to Credit Event

In 2014, the CERT Program and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis partnered to host events considering the financial challenges small businesses face when working on public or private projects and began the discussion of meaningful solutions for businesses interested in government contracting. View the video.

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