Finance Department

350 S. 5th St., Room 325M
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Bids/Procurement (612) 673-2500
Payroll questions (612) 673-3086
Accounts Payable (612) 673-2311
General Administration (612) 673-2079

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Vendor Enrollment Process

Prior to doing business with the City of Minneapolis, all vendors must have a Vendor Enrollment Application along with a valid W-9 Form on file with the City and have read the City's Conflict of Interest Policy

Not until those documents are on file will a vendor file be created for your organization to be able to conduct business with the City of Minneapolis.


If you are a new vendor to the City of Minneapolis, you will receive four (documents) from the City staff member you are working with:

  • COMET Enrollment Form Packet (vendor application)
  • W-9 Form (Request for Taxpayer Identification)
  • City of Minneapolis Procurement and Conflict of Interest Form
  • Instructions for sending invoices to the city for payment

Please complete and return the application and the W-9 form to the City staff person you are working with for the purchase.

If you are a current vendor with the City, you do not need to complete these documents as long as your vendor information hasn't changed since last doing business with the City.



If working with a new vendor to the City, please send them the three documents listed above.

Once the documents are completed and returned back to you, then please send via e-mail to or fax to 612-673-2042. Sending these documents to Accounts Payable will serve as a request to set up the vendor in COMET.

Your next step is to submit a requisition request to CRR (Central Requisitions Order Form (pdf)) to obtain a Purchase Order. Follow the A/P General Guidelines for the next steps in the process. 

Contact the Accounts Payable Department at to submit an invoice or update vendor information.

Vendor Application Forms:

As part of the Vendor Enrollment Process, all vendors must indicate that they have read and agree to the City of Minneapolis Procurement and Conflict of Interest Policies. The links to the vendor forms are:

Vendor Enrollment Packet - 4 documents (pdf)

COMET Vendor Enrollment Form (pdf)

W-9 Form (pdf)

City of Minneapolis Procurement and Conflict of Interest Policy (pdf)

Vendor Invoicing Instructions

If any problems occur in downloading documents, contact for assistance.

Last updated Jun 30, 2016