Division of Purchases & Supplies

Vendor Opportunities

Invitation to Bid (ITB)

An Invitation to Bid (ITB) is a formal document that contains all of the forms and instructions necessary to submit a sealed bid to the City. The ITBs are published on this website and are also posted at City Hall in room 128. l Bidders are required to submit an original signed and sealed bid. The City cannot accept electronic or faxed bids. Instructions are included with each Bid Form.

A Request for Bid (RFB) is a solicitation for an item under $50,000, and these are available for vendors in the Cleveland Advantage Vendor Self-Service System.

A Request for Proposal (RFP) is a formal solicitation process initiated directly by the departments to contract for professional services not procurable through the public bid process, as an exception to normal ordinance requirements. RFPs over $50,000 require specific ordinance authority and are processed through the Consultant Review Committee, and not through the Division of Purchases and Supplies. 

Questions may be directed to the Division of Purchases and Supplies at 216.664.2620, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, EST, or emailed to Purchasing@clevelandohio.gov.