MCUB firms can do business with the Met Council in two ways:
- Through procurements, selling products or services to the Met Council
- Through projects, as a subcontractor working on the Met Council's projects
We have established these agency-wide MCUB purchasing goals:
- At least 10% of all procurement of goods and services
- At least 14% of all construction and professional technical contracting
MCUB participation contract goals for locally funded projects
Project contracts will include MCUB participation goals if they meet the following three requirements:
The project is locally funded
There are opportunities for subcontractors
The contract value is more than $175,000
All bidders/proposers for projects with MCUB goals will be required to meet the MCUB goal percentage. If the bidder/proposers is not able to meet the goal they may receive a waiver from OEO based on their Good Faith Efforts (PDF).
MCUB procurement programs
We have MCUB procurement programs called MCUB Direct, Select, and Preference, which are intended to reduce barriers and increase utilization of MCUB firms that do business with us.
MCUB Direct: The Met Council will apply the micro level purchase process for a procurement up to $25,000 when one (1) small, targeted group business, designated under Minnesota Statutes section 16C.16, or one (1) veteran-owned small business designated under Minnesota States section 16C.16 is likely to bid.
MCUB Select: The Met Council will apply a sheltered market solicitation process for a procurement for goods or services of up to $175,000 when at least three (3) small, targeted group businesses, designated under Minnesota Statues section 16C.16, or three (3) veteran-owned small businesses designated under Minnesota Statues section 16C.16 are likely to bid.
MCUB Preference: The Met Council will provide a 6% evaluation preference for a procurement for goods or services between $25,000 and $175,000, solicited via request for quote or invitation for bid, when one (1) small, targeted group business, designated under Minnesota Statutes section 16C.16, or one (1) veteran-owned small business designated under Minnesota States section 16C.16 is likely to bid.