Contract Compliance Division
As a result of the City of Minneapolis Public Health Emergency Declaration on March 16th, 2020, the Department of Civil Rights is operating in a modified capacity and will be unable to hold in-person intakes, filings, or meetings. Please utilize our website to file complaints or inquiries. Additionally, you can file a complaint or inquiry by contacting Minneapolis 311.
Phone: 311 (within city of Minneapolis) -or- (612) 673-3000
Text: 311TXT or 311898 to start your text
E-Mail: [email protected]
Staff are still available as usual during business hours and will respond to e-mails and voicemails per usual.
The Contract Compliance Division (CCD) monitors City of Minneapolis construction and development, commodities and supplies, and professional and technical services contracts by enforcing related local and federal civil rights and wage laws and policies. CCD monitors City contracts to ensure that minorities, women and low income business owners and workers have access to employment and contracting opportunities and that workers are paid appropriate wages. CCD is responsible for ensuring compliance in five primary program areas: affirmative action, minority and women business inclusion, minority and female employment, Davis Bacon and prevailing wage, and HUD Section 3 contracting and employment. CCD is also a certifying agency of the Minnesota Unified Certification Program (MNUCP), a statewide collaboration, certifying disadvantaged businesses.
It is the mission of the Contract Compliance Division to ensure that companies take affirmative steps to treat people fairly, pay appropriately and provide equal access to business contracts and employment opportunities.
- Affirmative Action Planning
- Small & Underutilized Business Program (SUBP)
- Construction Workforce Goals
- HUD Section 3 Program
- Prevailing Wage
For some of the above-mentioned programs contractors may be required to report payments & certified payrolls on applicable contracts in the City's Contract Compliance Information Management System (CCIMS).
Minneapolis City Code of Ordinances
- Title 7, Chapter 139.50 (Minneapolis Civil Rights Ordinance - MCRO)
- Title 16, Chapter 423 (Small and Underutilized Business Program - SUBP)
- Title 2, Chapter 24 (Public Works – prevailing wage)
- Title 2, Chapter 18.90 (Purchasing – acceptance of bids)
Code of Federal Regulations
- Title 49, Part 26 (DBE Certification)
- Title 24, Part 135 (Section 3 – low income businesses and employment)
- Title 29, Part 5 (Davis Bacon – prevailing wage)
The City of Minneapolis aims to provide equal opportunities to all businesses, with an effort to redress discrimination in the City’s marketplace by setting various goals on city projects. The City has a number of programs to work towards this effort including:
Pre-Award Compliance Review
All contracts in excess of $100,000 are subject to a pre-award compliance review for Affirmative Action requirements. All contracts in excess of $175,000 are subject to a pre-award compliance review for the Small and Underutilized Business Program (SUBP) requirements.
Throughout the duration of the contract, CCD monitors compliance with all applicable requirements, laws, and policies.
If you have a complaint regarding any of the program areas we monitor you can file a complaint using our Online Complaint Form.
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Last updated Mar 18, 2020