What things are required to be bid?

Goods and services exceeding $20,000 are required to go through a formal bidding process.

How can a business find out about current Invitations to Bid and Requests for Proposals?

A list of current Invitations to Bid and Requests for Proposals (RFP’s) is available Here. Vendors can go through the vendor registration process to be notified of upcoming bids or RFP’s.

What is the bid process?

For items required to go through the formal bid process, specifications and evaluation criteria are developed, and a public notice is placed in the classified section of a newspaper with broad circulation. A specific date and time is set forth for the public opening of the sealed offers. The lowest responsive responsible bid is determined, then authorization is received from City Council and an official purchase order signed by the Procurement Manager is issued.

How long does the bid process take?

Bids are publicly opened 20 calendar days from the date that the bid or RFP is advertised in a local newspaper.

How do I find the recently rewarded Request for Proposals/Bid Results?

We post the results online. Click the Proposals and Bids link to the right.