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Contracting Opportunities

Welcome to all prospective bidders.  City of Tacoma contracting opportunities are advertised and posted to this website.  This includes all Request for Bids (RFB), Request for Proposals (RFP), Request for Qualifications (RFQ), and Request for Information (RFI).


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Notice to All Bidders and Respondents

City of Tacoma public bid openings are held in Conference Room M-1 on the main floor of Tacoma Public Utilities Administration Building North.  Access to the building for off-site employees and vendors is through the north (front) and west entrances.  Parking may be found on South 35th Street in Lots B, C and G, along with a limited number of short-term parking spaces in Lot D, adjacent to the warehouse building.


For additional information, please contact Purchasing at (253) 502-8468.


Procurement and Payables Division
Delivery Address

Procurement and Payables Division

Tacoma Public Utilities

Main Floor Security Desk
3628 South 35th St.
Tacoma, WA 98409-3115

Procurement and Payables Division
Physical Address

Tacoma Public Utilities

Fourth Floor

3628 South 35th St.

Tacoma, WA  98409-3115

Mailing Address

Procurement and Payables Division

PO Box 11007

Tacoma, WA 98411-0007


Access to Solicitation Documents

The City of Tacoma publishes and distributes solicitation documents (RFBs, RFPs, RFQs, RFIs, etc.) in electronic form, on this website.  Copies of a specific solicitation document of interest, including general and technical specifications, any technical drawings or plans, bid and proposal forms, and submittal instructions, may be downloaded and printed for your use.  To submit a bid or proposal, you will need to download and print the official forms included in the solicitation document.  In some solicitations, large technical drawings or blueprints may be available in hard copy format, distributed through a designated plan distribution service.  If applicable, such information will be provided in the specific solicitation document.  Please note that specifications are not provided by postal or delivery service, or by email.  All bid documents are provided in PDF format.


Document Revisions

Please note that revisions to a solicitation document may be issued by the City after the solicitation was initially published.  Your bid or proposal response could be rejected if you fail to acknowledge any issued amendments or if you fail to submit your bid or proposal based on any published revisions to the original specifications or submittal instructions.  You are advised to return to this website on a regular basis to monitor for notices of revisions that affect previously published bid solicitation documents.


To receive notification from the City regarding potential amendments or other updates to the original solicitation document(s), prospective bidders and proposers must register at this website for each solicitation of interest.   All registration information must be accurate, complete and current.  If you fail to register or provide required information, you will not be notified of possible amendments or updates.  In the absence of valid registration, the City shall not, under any circumstances, be responsible or liable for guaranteeing that such amendments and/or updates will be made available to you by other means.  You are directed to periodically visit this website to obtain current information.

This is not a vendor registration list.  The purpose of registering is to identify those interested in a particular solicitation as a bid holder.  Once the solicitation is completed, the list is not maintained and will not be used for notification of future opportunities.


Sustainable Purchasing

The City of Tacoma seeks to do business with contractors and vendors who value our commitment to sustainability.  This guide shares the knowledge and resources that help guide the City's purchasing decisions.

Vendor Resource Guide
City Council Resolution No. 38248