Handbook for Minnesota Cities Chapter 22: Expenditures, Purchasing and Contracts

Handbook Chapter

Published: November 18, 2020

Expenditures Purchasing and Contracts
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This material contains general information; it should not be used as a substitute for legal advice. Any attorney general opinions cited in this material are available on request from the League’s Research and Information Service staff.

Learn about state laws regulating disbursement of public funds such as competitive bidding requirements, best value and emergency contracting, construction contracts, retainage, contracting with other governmental entities and purchasing consultant services. Get guidance on conflicts of interest, that is, the prohibition against a city official having a personal financial interest in city contracts.

Use these model documents with the discussion on “Expenditures, Purchasing and Contracts:”