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Buy local preference policy approved
At the Jan. 6 Minot City Council Meeting, the council approved a number of actions regarding a new procurement policy. The policy changed the limits that controlled what the approval process was for the purchase of goods. In some cases, it simply requires the sign-off by the department head, and in others, it requires the sign-off by the finance director and or city manager. In all cases, the goods being purchased need to be included in the budget for that fiscal year. Depending upon the level of purchase, the city department is required to either get an oral bid or an informal written bid and at least one of those bids needs to come from a local vendor. It is believed that this process will improve the expenditure of dollars with local businesses as opposed to buying from out of town.

This is the result of a year-long effort by the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce Maximize Minot Committee. The Committee was formed after several members contacted the Chamber hoping to find ways to promote buying locally, hiring locally (meaning professional services), and investing local. One part of the maximize Minot campaign involves Minot letters being moved around the community with the encouragement that people take their picture with it and become the “I” in Minot. Contact Carla at the Chamber if your business would like to schedule the letters: 701-857-8205 or carla@minotchamber.org.
 
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