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Dear Valued Vendors, Suppliers, and Contractors:

The City of Bloomington has partnered with OpenGov and is excited to announce our future transition from a paper-based solicitation process to a fully automated web-based electronic solicitation and vendor registration system. If you would like to receive email notifications about new solicitation opportunities, subscribe to the city's Procurement Portal hosted by OpenGov, which will launch later this year. There is no cost for Vendors, Suppliers, or Contractors to register and use the system.

Our new Procurement Portal will offer:

  • Email notifications of future city solicitations (RFx) to the email address used when subscribing to the portal
  • The option to follow RFx by clicking the “Follow” button, located on each project page
  • Online submission of documents for solicitations, including Q&As, addendums, notices, electronic bids, proposals, or quote price sheets, and required forms (e.g., bonds, insurance, certifications, or affidavits)
  • Assurance of safe and accurate completion of electronic solicitation submissions and responses with guidance tools that include tutorials, help pages, and online chat assistance available within the portal
  • One centralized location for all city opportunities and submissions
  • Free access to 1000+ government solicitations posted by other agencies available on the OpenGov Portal


The new e-Procurement Portal is accessible by clicking the following link:

or you may subscribe by copying the link above and pasting the link in your browser



  1. To access the portal, either click on the link above or copy it into your browser's address bar.
  2. When the Procurement Portal page opens, click on the green “+Subscribe” button under the City of Bloomington logo.
  3. A “Log In” box will open.
  4. Enter the email address at which you want to receive notifications and click the blue “Sign up” link at the bottom of the “Log In” box.
  5. You will receive an email from OpenGov to activate your account. Click the blue “Activate Account” button in the email and complete your registration.
  6. During the registration process, you will have the option of selecting Category Codes to assign to your company profile. Local and federal governments use these codes to assign services and products to specific categories to help group items together with similar characteristics. State and local governments use the NIGP codes, and the Federal government uses the NAICS codes.
  • You can assign codes from both categories if you choose, though you do not have to assign any codes at this time. You have the option to assign codes at a later time. Be aware that you will receive notifications of all solicitations if you do not assign any codes. Click this link for more information on setting up category codes.


If you need additional information on how to register, click on this link: HELP FILE

You can also contact Julie Martindale Long at 812-349-3474 or



Current Requests for Proposals (RFPs), Requests for Qualifications (RFQu), or Requests for Quotes (RFQs), and/or Invitation to Bidders



The City of Bloomington Street Department through its Board of Public Works is issuing an Invitation to Bid (ITB) for:


This project shall include but is not limited to, the reconstruction of paved alleyways in the downtown
Bloomington area as shown in the maps included in the Bid Packet.

Sealed bids shall be received by the Department of Public Works at City Hall, 401 North Morton Street, Ste. 120, Bloomington, Indiana, 47404, at or before 11:30 AM local time on Monday, December 4, 2023. Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at a work session of the Board of Public Works at 12:00 Noon local time on Monday, December 4, 2023, in the Council Chambers of City Hall at the Showers Building, 401 N. Morton Street, Bloomington, Indiana, and via Zoom by using the following link:

Non-Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting: Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at 9:00 A.M. local time. To be held at Northeast Corner of E Kirkwood and N Walnut Streets located in Bloomington, IN,

Affirmative Action Plan Due:  12:00 Noon local time on Friday, December 1, 2023

Bid Submittals Due: 11:30 AM local time on Monday, December 4, 2023

Bid Opening: 12:00 Noon local time on Monday, December 4, 2023 (via Zoom link:

Click this link for detailed Bid Information












The Contractor shall provide all materials, labor, and equipment necessary to complete the following described project. This project shall include but is not limited to improvements, including interior building demolition. The facility remodel includes but is not limited to, rough and finish carpentry, structural steel, masonry, interior finishes, glazing, and painting for Showers West, located in Bloomington, IN.

Key Deadline Dates

Click this link for the Bidders Information Packet

Click this link for DRAWINGS 

Click this link for SPECIFICATIONS

ADDENDUM #1 - Project manual and bid package updates

ADDENDUM #2 - Below, you will find a list of items that are included in Addendum #2. Click the links for the updated plan sets and specifications.

  1. Update Specification Sections
  2. Newly Added Specification Section
  3. Questions and Answers
  4. Updated Architectural, Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical and Technology Drawings.
  5. Added alternates 5 & 6




These files are also available for download on Weddle Brothers Construction Planroom.

Please visit their plan room using the link below to access and download all available files.







The Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department (Owner) is seeking proposals for the purchase of school-aged, (ages 5-12) universal play equipment for the Bryan Park Playground located at 1001 S Henderson St. in Bloomington, Indiana. All play equipment and poured-in-place rubber safety surfacing will be installed by the Vendor.




Key Deadline Dates