Bids & Proposals

Current Bid Opportunities

Listed below are our current bid opportunities. Please click the bid number to find our more information about the respective bid opportunity.

RFP Description

Feasibility Study: Pittsburg Electric Utility

Additional Resources:
  • RFP Due Date: 3-26-2018 at 5:00 pm
  • Department: Administration
  • Full Specifications
  • Notes: The scope of services is to identify what will need to be done legally, economically, and technically to serve some or all of the electric needs of some (or all) of the consumers within the potential service area. Proposers should feel free to offer suggested changes, alternatives or improvements felt necessary for the evaluation required, provided such changes or alternates will improve the information the CITY will have available as it decides who should be served by a new Pittsburg Electric Utility.


Bid Description – Bid Posting #2018-001

One (1) NEW 2018 1-Ton 4WD Dual Rear Wheel Truck with 9-Foot Dump Bed

Additional Resources:
    • Bid Opening Date: 2-13-2018 at 2:00 pm
    • Department: Parks & Recreation
    • Full Specifications
    • Addendum No. 1
    • Bid Tabulation
    • Notes: This Contract shall cover the purchase of One (1) NEW 2018 1-Ton 4WD Dual Rear Wheel Truck with 9-Foot Dump bed for use by the Parks & Recreation Department.


Bid Description – Bid Posting #2018-002

2018 Asphalt Rejuvenation Project

Additional Resources:
  • Bid Opening Date: 3-13-2018 at 2:00 pm
  • Department: Public Works
  • Full Specifications
  • Plans
  • Notes: This work shall consist of furnishing all labor, material and equipment necessary to perform the application of an asphalt rejuvenating agent to asphaltic concrete surface courses. The rejuvenation of surface courses shall be by spray application of a cationic rejuvenating agent composed of petroleum oils and resins emulsified with water. All work shall be in accordance with the specifications, the applicable drawings, and subject to the terms and conditions of this contract.


Bid Description 

2018 Sales Tax Street Program Asphalt Material

Additional Resources:
    • Bid Opening Date: 3-13-2018 at 2:00 pm
    • Department: Public Works
    • Full Specifications
    • Notes: The Provision of asphaltic concrete material for the 2018 City Sales Tax Street Program and Crawford County, Kansas, consisting of an estimated combined total of 17,500 tons of asphaltic concrete base and surface mix.


RFQ – Bid Description 

Equipment Leasing Quotes

Additional Resources:
  • RFQ Due Date: 3-13-2018 at 2:00 pm
  • Department: Parks & Recreation
  • Full Specifications
  • Notes: The City of Pittsburg is seeking quotes from financial institutions for the financing of Parks & Recreation Department Maintenance Equipment.

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.

Electronic Bidding

The City of Pittsburg has adopted electronic bidding as the primary method of bid submission. Paper bids will continue to be accepted on an exception basis but, for the sake of the agencies and bidders efficiency, it is strongly encouraged to make every effort to submit bids electronically. Vendors can view bid documents and register on at no cost.

For questions regarding how to register or how to submit a bid please contact technical support at Bid Express. The following two methods are available.

The following methods are available.

Call: Toll-free at 1-888-352-2439 (option 1 for Bid Express Toll-free)


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 3%. 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 3%.

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.

Contact Information

Jared Peterson
Purchasing / Payroll Agent
201 W. 4th St.
Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 230-5584