Below are contracting opportunities with regional Section 3 agencies.  These projects have goals of 25% total Section 3 workforce hours.  Please reach out to the contact directly if you are interested in participating.    

Updated 9/23/2021


City of Saint Paul

Highland Bridge Apartments – 60 Units

Ryan Companies (General Contractor)

CommonBond Communities (Developer)


Nellie Francis Apartments - 75 Units

Ryan Companies (General Contractor)

Project for Pride in Living (Developer)


Emma Norton Apartments - 60 Units

Ryan Companies (General Contractor)

Project for Pride in Living (Developer)


For more information, please contact:

Cheryl Schmitt

Executive Assistant – North Construction

Ryan Companies

(p) 612-492-4381


Elizabeth Campbell

National Director Emerging Business Inclusion

Ryan Companies

533 3rd Street South, Suite 100

Minneapolis, MN 55415

(p) 612-492-4235

(c) 612-360-3504

Dakota County Community Development Agency

Construction of a Single Family Home at 1079 Humboldt Avenue in West St. Paul

Scope of Project: The Dakota County Community Development Agency (CDA) invites prospective Bidders to submit bids for the construction of a single family home at 1079 Humboldt Avenue in West St. Paul, Minnesota. Single bids will be received for the total bid package. Sealed bids will be received at the CDA until 10:00 AM CST on October 5, 2021. Bids received after this date and hour will be returned unopened. No telephone, oral, emailed or faxed bids will be accepted. Bids will be opened publicly and read aloud. Bids shall be addressed to:

Dakota County Community Development Agency
Attn: Kari Gill
1228 Town Centre Drive
Eagan, Minnesota 55123

Bidding Documents will be available electronically on or about September 14, 2021 at: (Quest Project Number 8022818). There is a download fee of $25.00. Alternatively, Bidding Documents can be viewed at local plan rooms listed on the bid register of the Quest CDN website. Plan Holders list is available at

A certified check, cashier’s check or corporate surety bond in an amount equal to five (5%) percent of the base bid shall accompany each bid. The bid security shall be made payable to the Dakota County Community Development Agency. The bidder who is awarded the contract will be required to furnish a Performance Bond and a Labor and Material Payment Bond. The cost of all bonds shall be included in the Bid.

The Contractor must be a responsible bidder as defined in the bid documents. This project is subject to The Davis Bacon Act Prevailing Wage Determinations and requirements.

The CDA may select any combination of alternates at its own discretion. The Dakota County CDA reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive irregularities and informalities therein and to award the Contract in the best interest of the CDA.

Interested bidders can contact Andy Madson @ 612-338-2029 of LHB Architects for more information regarding this project.

The CDA hereby notifies all bidders that in regard to any Contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (D.M.E.) will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids and / or proposals and will not be subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, or national origin.

Troy Blakestad, Capital Projects Manager, Dakota County CDA, 651-675-4475



Last Edited: September 23, 2021