The City of Champaign promotes equal opportunity in the procurement of goods and services. Vendors are encouraged to watch this page, or subscribe to the City's email notification lists for information about available bids, RFPs, and online auctions. Businesses owned by women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to submit bids and/or proposals.
Current Bids and Requests for Proposals/Qualifications/Information/Quotations/Letters of Interest
Request for Proposals for City Facility Electric Power Supply Purchase
The City of Champaign is accepting proposals for the City Facility Electric Power Supply Project. Request Bid Documents.
Requests for Letters of Interest – Rapid Response Engineering Services
The City of Champaign (City) invites your firm to submit a Letter of Interest to provide the City with professional engineering services for Rapid Response Engineering Services. The City intends to use qualification-based selection processes for the procurement of these services (City of Champaign Administrative Policy 2.08). This selection is for three years of service, starting in 2021 and running through 2023. Rapid Response Engineering Services: Services consist of "on-call" response to engineering issues related to the design and construction of development projects and infrastructure within the City. The general time frame to complete this work is from January 2021 through December 2023. All Letters of Interest must be received no later than 3 p.m. on Friday, October 30, 2020. Review the Letter of Interest.
Request for Proposals for Merchant Card Services
The City of Champaign is accepting Proposals for Merchant Card Services. Request Proposal Documents.
Request for Letters of Interest – Engineering Services Related to Bridge Inspections and Related Structural Engineering Services
The City of Champaign (City) invites your firm to submit a Letter of Interest to provide the City with professional engineering services related to bridge inspections and related structural engineering services. The City intends to use a qualification-based selection process for the procurement of these services (City Administrative Policy 2.08). This selection is for two inspection cycles, starting in Spring 2021 and running through Fall 2024. The City will review all submitted Letters of Interest and select firms who best meet the City's requirements for an interview. Review the Letter of Interest.
Garden Hills Drainage Improvement Project Bid Opening
In March 2020 the City issued seven bid packets for the Garden Hills Drainage Improvement Project, which included the demolition of 17 properties on Hedge Road. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the bid openings were postponed until June 9, 2020. Typically, the City opens and reads bids aloud 30 minutes after the bid due date and time. However, the City modified the process to include a minimum 24-hour waiting period between the bid due date/time and the bid opening date as a precautionary measure against COVID-19 infection. Bids were opened on June 11, 2020 by the City Clerk and broadcast via an online meeting platform. The meeting was streamed live on Champaign’s cable access channel, CGTV and on the City’s website. Demolition bids were received from eight contractors. Demolition Bids and contracts are expected to be awarded on July 7, 2020, with demolition to begin in late July 2020.
City of Champaign Announces Virtual Bidding Process
In order to ensure bid openings for competitive bids remain open to the public in accordance with State law and City Code while abiding by COVID-19 guidelines, City bid openings will now be conducted in an electronic meeting format, similar to how Champaign City Council meetings are currently held. Prior to the closure of the City Building due to the COVID-19 pandemic, public bid openings were conducted in-person in Council Chambers. With the new electronic bid opening process, contractors and vendors will not be able to enter the City Building and hand deliver their bid packages to the Finance Department. Instead, bidders will submit bid packages in one of the following ways: • Mail to the Finance Department (102 N. Neil Street, Champaign, IL 61820), or • Submit electronically via Tyler Munis Vendor Self Service, or • Place in the drop box on the north side of the City Building, near the front entrance. After the bid deadline, Finance Department staff will collect all hard copy bid packages received via mail or the drop box. Staff will open the hard copy bid packages and electronic bid submissions at the date and time specified in the bid documents. The bid packages and electronic submissions will be opened and read aloud and telecast live on CGTV (Comcast and i3 Broadband Channel 5, U-verse Channel 99) and live streamed on the City’s website (champaignil.gov/CGTV). Bidders and the public may email questions during the bid openings to the Project Manager listed in the bid specifications. All questions will be read allowed and answered after the bid opening. To review current Invitations to Bid or bid opening results, visit champaignil.gov/bid.
Current Online Auctions
Online Auction for 2006 Ford Explorer XLS 4 x 4
The City of Champaign is selling a 2006 Ford Explorer XLS 4 x 4 vehicle via online auction. Bids will be accepted through eBay until Friday, October 23, 2020, at 10:31 CST.