Preference Laws

Office of Procurement Management

This page contains information regarding preference laws in other states. Some states provide preferences only to certain small businesses. We have provided links to search engines in California and Minnesota to assist in determining if a vendor receives a preference in those states.


Please contact the Office of Procurement Management if you have questions.


Preference Laws of Other States (Compiled by State of Oregon)


State of Minnesota Target Group and Economically Disadvantaged Vendor Lookup

Type in the business name to see if they receive a preference in Minnesota. If they do not appear on the list, they do not qualify for a preference.


California Small Business Certification Program Information


California Small Business Certification Search

Type in the business name to determine whether they are certified to receive a preference in California.