Olmsted County operates under a centralized and decentralized procurement process. The Purchasing Department is responsible for building construction projects, capital improvements, equipment, and the majority of service-related projects.
Procurement strives to acquire goods and services at the lowest cost, consistent with prevailing economic conditions, appropriate standards of quality, and continuity of service while establishing and maintaining a reputation for open access, transparency, fairness, and integrity.
Acquisitions are made in a manner that provides efficient and effective use of county funds while also protecting the interests of county taxpayers.
Procurement complies fully with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, the County Administrative Code, and procurement rules, regulations, processes, and procedures.
2122 Campus Drive SE
Rochester, MN 55901
Olmsted County uses an eProcurement solution through IonWave Technologies (IWT) for electronic bidding.
In this system vendors are able to register and do the following:
- View solicitations.
- Respond to solicitations.
- View timeline of events for each solicitation
- View and maintain electronic bidding account.
IWT does not apply to all Olmsted County bids. Please reference the additional links on the Olmsted County IWT home page for Road and Bridge Construction Projects/Maintenance Contracts and Health, Housing and Human Service Purchase of Service Contracts.
Olmsted County Vendor Self-Service
Olmsted County will utilize a vendor self-service system for all financial related transactions.
In this system vendors are able to do the following:
- Register as a new vendor with Olmsted County.
- Activate and maintain an existing vendor account with the county.
- View purchase orders and contracts.
- Ability to submit invoices against POs and contracts.
- Ability to inquire about pending payments or payment history.
- Ability to view tax information (if applicable) and related payment information.
When using this system a Chrome browser is preferred.
Contract/purchase order terms & conditions
You may view the current version of our contract contract terms and conditions by selecting the appropriate file based on contract type.
Olmsted County's Purchasing Department is responsible for the disposition of all surplus. We utilize Public Surplus an online surplus auction site for the disposal of county-owned furniture, equipment and vehicles as well as items seized by the Sheriff's Office which enhances the overall revenue stream for the county. To view our currently surplus listings please visit our Public Surplus page.