For the purposes of sections 15.71 to 15.74 unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, the terms defined in this section have the meanings given them.
"Public contract" means any purchase, lease or sale by a public agency of personal property, public improvements or services, other than agreements which are exclusively for personal services.
"Public agency" or "public contracting agency" means any agency of the state of Minnesota or any of its political subdivisions authorized by law to enter into public contracts.
"Public improvement" means any construction of improvements on real property or highways by or for a public agency.
"Retainage" means the difference between the amount earned by the contractor on a public contract and the amount paid on the contract by the public contracting agency.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes