OCA maintains the City’s Bids and Contracts database, which is the central but not universal repository of the City’s current business opportunities. If you sell products or general services, OCA’s bid database is where you’ll find bids you’re interested in. If you are selling construction, architectural and design services, or professional consulting services, we recommend that you check these City websites as well.
The database is organized into these categories:
- Equipment, Supplies and General Services (OCA)
- Equipment, Supplies and General Services
- Architects and Engineers
- Concession and Leases
- Consultants and Professional Services
- Federal Stimulus Bids. This category mirrors individual Stimulus bids posted in the other categories.
For the products and general services the City’s buys the most of, OCA bids and awards Term Contracts, which can be used by all City departments. The most familiar examples of Term Contracts are: office supplies, fuel, information technology, janitorial services, and security guards. When a term contract is about to expire, the City usually rebids it, at which time we strongly encourage you to submit a bid. Term Contract vendors are pre-qualified to do business with the City, so if you awarded a contract on this list all City departments will be able to purchase goods and services from you
OCA’s bids for Term Contracts appear in this category in the database: Equipment, Supplies, and General Services (OCA).
OCA updates the list approximately monthly. To view the list, click here.
Other City Databases
The following departments maintain their own bid websites for construction, architects and engineering, and professional services. When something is posted on these websites, a corresponding entry is usually posted on OCA’s Bids and Contracts database. For more information, please call the phone numbers listed.
OCA’s bid database also maintains several RSS feeds. You can subscribe to an RSS feed, from a list of several feeds with different categories of goods and services, and when the City publishes a bid you will automatically receive it, no need to check the database.