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Current RFPs & Bids

A list of the current Request for Proposals (RFPs) and Invitation for Bids (IFBs), issued by the Departments of Public Works, Purchasing and Utilities for professional services agreements and construction contracts, is available in the bids module.

Formal announcements and invitations to bid are also:

  • Broadcast on the City of Norfolk's cable access channel, WCTY, Cox Channel 48

RFP & Bid Examinations

Complete RFP and bid specification documents may be examined at the following Hampton Roads locations. Call the listed numbers for directions.

  • Department of Utilities: 757-664-6701
  • Builders and Contractors Exchange: 757-858-0680
  • Reed Construction Data: 800-925-6541

General Requirements for Bidding

The Department of Utilities will receive bids at the Office of the Director of Utilities, 500 East Main St., 7th Floor, Norfolk, Virginia 23510 until 3 p.m. local time on the due date specified. Bids received after this time will not be accepted. Bids will be opened publicly and read aloud immediately after the specified closing time. All interested parties are invited to attend.

Copies of the project documents may be obtained in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders. A plan deposit may be required for the project. 

The state registration number must appear on the envelope containing the bid whenever the bid amounts to $1,500 or more. All bids will be evaluated in accordance with the City of Norfolk procurement procedures and the city reserves the right to waive irregularities and/or reject bids if deemed to be in the city's best interest.

Withdrawal of bids shall be in accordance with Section 33.1-42 of the Norfolk City Code.