How to Bid on Public Works Projects

Public Works Bidding

DES is launching a new bidding portal (Bonfire) that will allow you to submit bids and proposals to DES online and will replace current submission methods. (Oct. 1, 2023 for contractor bidding, early 2024 for all other public works opportunities). Register now, and learn more.

  1. Check the Bid Calendar for scheduled projects.
  2. In the Bid Calendar, click the linked Project number (in the 'Project No.' column) to view project details.
  3. Project details or plans and specifications will provide information on how to submit a bid package, including the bid proposal form.
  4. You must be a licensed contractor and be able to provide a bid bond or other bid security for projects over $35,000, liability insurance and payment, and performance bond for a project.