Bids & Proposals

Current Bid Opportunities

Listed below are our current bid opportunities.

Bid Description: 2022 Pittsburg CCLIP-SP 019 U-2388-01 Project

Bid Release Date: Friday, July 16, 2021

Bid Closing Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 2:00 pm

The City of Pittsburg, Kansas, will be receiving sealed bids for the construction of 2022 Pittsburg CCLIP-SP 019 U-2388-01 Project consisting of constructing a 2″ mill, 2″ overlay, full depth pavement, pavement markings, and appurtenances for North Broadway, and 4th Street, and all other associated work as indicated on the drawings and within the specifications.  The base includes approx. 1,848 SY of full depth removal and replacement, 32,432 SY of milling, 3,570 Tons of HMA Commercial Grade (Class A)(SR-12.5A)(PG 70-28), and associated pavement markings.  To obtain plans and specifications, see attached Invitation for Bids.


Bid Description: Permitting and Inspections System – RFQ

Bid Release Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Bid Closing Date: Friday, August 20, 2021 - 5:00 pm

The City of Pittsburg, Kansas, will receive Request for Qualifications (RFQs) for a Permitting and Inspections System to automate the permitting, licensing and inspections process to the extent possible.  The application will be the primary technical tool for nuisance and building inspectors and will be the legal repository for documentation of licensing, permitting and inspections operations.  It will allow frontline staff to schedule and track inspections and assist senior staff with managing inspectors.

Owners and contractors should be able to submit their licenses, permit applications, plans and other documentation and to follow the progress of the permit online. Owner/contractor information should be identified in the system and payments coordinated with the City’s financial management system.

Inspectors should be able to conduct their responsibilities using the application including scheduling, markup, status updates and communication with owners/contractors. They should be able to see all permit and inspection activity on a map and to manage their assigned permits and inspections. It is important that inspectors are able to access all cited and permitted activity from the field.

RFQs are due by 5:00 pm, Friday, August 20, 2021. Please follow the link below for the full Request for Qualifications.


Competitive Bid Process

The City’s Purchasing Agent coordinates the competitive bid process for the purchase or sale of goods, services, equipment, and materials for all departments of the City of Pittsburg. The City maintains a weighted local preference policy to support businesses in the corporate city limits.

Bid Openings

Bid openings will be conducted in a public setting on the Tuesday before a regular City Commission meeting at a time and place published in the official bid documents. Temporary note and bond bids will be opened at a time published in the official bid documents on the date scheduled for the Commission meeting, during which meeting the purchase of the temporary notes or bonds will be awarded.

Weighted Local Preference Policy for Formal Sealed Bids

Recognizing that our citizens financially support this community, providing local vendors with a weighted bid process in order to keep our tax dollars in Pittsburg is desired.

Local Pittsburg vendors shall receive preference in the amount of 5%. The local preference applies to businesses in an area within a mile of the City of Pittsburg corporate limits; however, in a case where a bidder within the corporate City limits and a bidder outside the City limits are the lowest bidders (including the preference), then the bidder within the City limits would be awarded the contract. Local Pittsburg vendors shall receive preference in the amount of 5%.

The weighted bidding process is subject to the following requirements:

    • There must be at least two bids submitted.
    • The local Pittsburg vendor must comply with the bidding procedures.
    • The weighted bidding process shall not apply to construction projects, or to combined construction and equipment projects where construction costs exceed 50% of the total project.
    • The bid selected must still constitute the lowest and best bid submitted.
    • The weighted local bidders’ policy is not applicable to purchases involving grant funds.