Purchasing Office

Bids & Request For Proposals


Until city buildings are fully reopened to the public, we will be continuing the following changes to bid procedures –

  1. Offsite pre-bid conferences/walk throughs will be held at the discretion of the project manager.
  2. Bid openings will not be held at City Hall. Bids will be opened at the stated date & time by purchasing, and the opening will be live streamed using the links listed below.
  3. Bidders will be required to bid through Bid Express, unless a request for an exception is submitted to and approved by purchasing at least 5 days prior to the bid opening. Sealed paper bids, if allowed, will only be accepted by mail (USPS, UPS, FedEx, etc) - no dropoffs, and bidders may want to be sure and allow extra time for the receipt of mailed bids.
  4. We will accept bid bonds via email.  Bid bonds must be emailed to purchasing@duluthmn.gov and must be received prior to the date and time of the bid opening. Purchasing must be able to verify the validity of the bid bond with the surety company.

PRE-PROPOSAL CONFERENCE for 21-AA15 Coastal Resilience Outreach Services and 21-AA16 Coastal Resilience Research and Assessment

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 11:00 am (click the hyperlink to join the Webex meeting)



UPCOMING BID OPENING EVENTS: (click on the hyperlink to view live)

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 2:00 pm https://duluthmn.webex.com/duluthmn/onstage/g.php?MTID=e21a62c28e505d71cf507dc966a644143

21-99334 2021 Citywide Storm Sewer Upgrades

21-99343 Woodlawn Street Storm Sewer Extension

21-99344 Westwood Lane Sanitary Sewer Extension

21-0293 Steam to HW Building Conversion; Phase 3 Group D (Wells Fargo)

Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 2:00 pm https://duluthmn.webex.com/duluthmn/onstage/g.php?MTID=e2a6856202f9d8a5afd2056686278ae84

21-0305 Steam to HW Bldg Conversion Electrical, Ph 3 Grp C (Holiday Inn Complex)

The City of Duluth now uses the Bid Express® electronic bidding platform to provide proposals, plans and specifications and to receive sealed bids for construction projects.  To view and download bid packages and plans on their website, visit https://www.bidexpress.com and search for "City of Duluth" or the bid number. You must register for a free account to browse the site and search for advertisements.