Materials and services costing more than $50,000 are processed only after Board of Trustees authorization. The Purchasing Department formally advertises for bids for materials, or the user department issues a Request For Proposal.
Contracts for Bid process:
The District advertises for solicitation of bids in local newspapers, trade journals, and the Sewer District website.
To obtain plans and specifications, please click on the download link on the bids website, for the desired project, and download necessary bid documents. Bids are to be returned to the Finance Department, located at 3900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115, in a sealed envelope, indicating the project name, and must be time-stamped prior to the bid opening time, on the assigned bid-opening date. At that time, all bids received are opened and the unofficial totals are read aloud, publicly. The bid amounts will be available for viewing on this website at approximately 3:00 p.m. the same day.
The bids are forwarded to the requesting and Legal Departments for review. The requesting department determines which bidder meets the requirements and requests approval to award a contract. The Purchasing department processes the contract and purchase order following approval by the Board of Trustees.
*Some contracts will be subject to the Sewer District policy regarding the Business Opportunity Program for MBE/WBE/SBE. Please review the contract specifications for the associated goals. To learn more about the Business Opportunity Program at the District, click here.