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 Ion Wave Technologies (IWT) for electronic bidding, contract management, and supplier management. Vendors can use our IWT Home Page to register as a vendor, view current bid opportunities, as well as information related to closed and awarded bids. 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 Services Purchase of Service Contracts.
Contract 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.