Requests for proposals and bids originate within a couple of departments at Denver Water: Engineering and Purchasing.
Denver Water’s Engineering division solicits bids for various projects each year, including work on pipelines, pump stations, reservoirs, bridges and buildings. Denver Water issues contract and bid documents electronically.
A department within Denver Water may require specific services or supplies. Our Purchasing section, acting as a proxy, conducts the formal bidding process.
- Purchasing generally requires competitive sealed bidding on items valued at $100,000 or more.
- Materials or services valued at more than $100,000 must be approved by Denver’s Board of Water Commissioners.
- For purchases valued less than $100,000, Purchasing obtains competitive sealed bidding, competitive written or verbal quotes.
- Bidders must adhere to the proposal’s instructions, including the bid’s opening date and time, or Denver Water will not consider the bid.
- In most cases, our Purchasing Section uses the Rocky Mountain Online Bid System to solicit bidder’s proposals. Interested parties who want to do business with Denver Water Purchasing should sign up through the Rocky Mountain Online Bid System. To see current bids and to subscribe to the RSS feed, go to the Purchasing bid information page.