Public Works Bidding

DES is launching a new online bidding portal (Bonfire) that will allow you to submit bids and proposals to DES digitally, and will phase out in-person bidding and other submission methods.

Register now on Bonfire portal

Registration is easy and free — you do not need to subscribe to Bonfire premium services.

Bidding portal (Bonfire) open house

View the presentations from October 4, 2023:


Once live, all public works vendors must use the online portal to submit public works bids and proposals to DES.

Bonfire does not replace WEBS or B2Gnow or change how you receive notifications of DES bidding opportunities. You must still register in WEBS to do business with the state.

NIGP commodity codes

When registering, select all NIGP codes associated with your type of business or organization. DES will add the appropriate commodity codes to all bidding opportunities.

Frequently Used NIGP Commodity Codes:

  • Contractor Bidding
    • 914-84
    • All commodity codes under 914
  • Consultant Selections (including Design Build, GC/CM and JOC)
    • 907-14
    • 906-07, 906-10, 906-38
    • 909-30
    • 918-15, 918-32, 918-42
    • 925-37

Bonfire support

Having trouble registering or logging in? Call Bonfire support at 1-800-354-8010 ext. 2, Monday through Friday 5 a.m.-5 p.m. PST.

If you have technical questions about your online submission, email, or visit their help forum.


DES is phasing the online bidding portal (Bonfire) launch by solicitation type:

You can register now for all solicitation types; DES will only be posting contractor bidding opportunities in Bonfire during phase one.

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