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Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Information for Vendors

​BCA CJDN Network Security Policy

The BCA's CJDN Network Security Policy Number 5002 (MNJIS-5002 CJDN Network Security) provides information your agency needs to comply with BCA requirements. Policy 5002 clarifies certain sections of the FBI’s CJIS Security Policy and sets statewide standards regarding the security and movement of criminal justice information within Minnesota. Read the policy in its entirety.

BCA Use of Vendor Staffing

The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) utilizes vendors to augment IT staffing, complete project work and provide training on vendor software/systems. Participation can vary from a single individual working a single issue, to an entire team working the duration of a project.

Where to Find Opportunities

The MNSITE (Minnesota Seeking IT Enterprise) Program is a preferred procurement method for State of Minnesota agencies and other local units of government to secure vendors to provide highly-skilled consultants via a fast and intuitive process. This Minnesota Department of Administration and Minnesota IT Services (MNIT) program is for IT-related professional services and is not a contract for hardware, software or hosting services.

What has changed?

The MNSITE Program seeks to combine the best attributes of the previous ASAP-IT and SITE programs into a new, streamlined, automated process. The most notable changes include the following.

  • Elimination of restrictive categories
  • An online application process
  • A completely automated process for responding to solicitations
  • Use of digital signatures when signing contracts

The MNSITE Program, like its predecessors, is continuously open for new vendor applications.

Questions about the RFP process should be directed to MNJIS Contracts and Grants Manager Pam Brisson at 651-793-1122 or pamela.brisson@state.mn.us.