The purpose of the Targeted Group Business (TGB) program is to carry out the State of Minnesota’s policy to encourage meaningful participation of target group businesses in the procurement of goods and supplies, construction and professional services at the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC).

The Program applies to any procurement of goods or services, construction or professional services  as defined by the Commissioner of the State of Minnesota Department of Administration. Procurement is defined as expenditures for construction, architecture and engineering, professional services, goods and supplies and other services. At the MAC, TGBs must be designated as an underutilized business to count toward a TGB goal. Only those groups designated by the Department of Administration as Targeted Group Business is counted toward the goal.

The Department of Administration, is responsible for accepting applications and certifying TGBs. Once a company is certified, they are eligible to meet goals on MAC projects.

The program operates consistently with the guidelines of the MAC’s purchasing policy and public bidding laws. Program goals are generally included in supplies, construction and consulting.

Eligibility

Businesses eligible to participate in this program must first be small, Minnesota-based businesses and meet the size standards by industry. Size standards are determined by a business’ gross receipts. Targeted group small businesses must be certified by the Department of Administration in order to participate in the program. Once certified, TGBs are listed in the directory.

Application

An application form is available online through the Department of Administration's website. Additional information is available by contacting the its help line at mmdhelp.line@state.mn.us or calling 651-296-2600.

The TGB Program does not apply to federally-funded contractors. See information about the federally-funded Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program.