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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





For Monroe Convention Center CMc

The Monroe County Capital Improvement Board of Managers (“CIB”) is seeking qualified contractors pursuant to Indiana Code 5-32 - Employment of Construction Managers as Constructors for this Project (CMc). The CIB is a 7-person entity recently created by the Monroe County Commissioners by Monroe County Ordinance 2023-24 as authorized by state statute Indiana Code 6-9-4 et seq. This Board was created in collaboration with the City of Bloomington to manage all elements related to the Project. It is the intent of the CIB to solicit competitive proposals to this RFP in accordance with the information in this document.

This solicitation package is available for download by clicking here.


Timeline Key Dates





The Monroe County Capital Improvement Board of Managers (CIB) seeks statements of qualifications from qualified Respondents who are interested in and qualified to construct using the design-build method allowed by Indiana Code 5-30-5 et al.: a full-service hotel with a minimum of 200 rooms to support an expanded convention center.

The Respondent should be affiliated with a recognized brand with a national quality reputation and serve as the primary convention center event host hotel, which includes a group business agreement defining sales and booking policies.

Depending upon the final development agreement, the Respondent may serve as the manager of the full-service hotel and, therefore, must be capable of performing such service.


Click this link for the information packet.


Key Deadline Dates

March 27, 2024

RFQ Distribution

April 30, 2024

RFQ Submittal Due Date (12:00 PM ET)

May 1-7, 2024

Submittal Evaluation

* Board Meeting


May 17, 2024

RFP Distribution to Selected Respondents

June 10, 2024

RFO Submittal Due Date (12:00 PM ET)

June 12, 2024

Respondents Selected for Interviews

* Board Meeting


June 24, 2024


July 10, 2024

Selection of Hotelier






No opportunities at this time.