To be eligible for the Vendor Outreach Program, businesses must be certified through the CERT Program, which is a centralized certification process for the City of Saint Paul, Ramsey County, and Hennepin County.
Businesses must demonstrate that they are owned and controlled by women or minorities, or must meet certain revenue guidelines. Once certification documents have been approved, businesses are certified for all participating jurisdictions. The online application, additional eligibility information and directories of certified businesses can be found on the CERT Program
Feel free to print a copy of our flyer
announcement of the new CERT online application.
Office hours for certification questions are Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m (Noon). To better assist our customers, we recommend that you contact us to set-up an appointment.