What are the types of bids?

There are two types of bids: Formal and Informal.

  • A Formal Bid is for products or services that are estimated to cost over $50,000. This bid is advertised in a local newspaper and on the City Website. All responses are submitted to the City Clerk, opened publically and read aloud on Thursdays at 2 pm (CST) in the Beaumont City Council Meeting Room.
  • An Informal Bid is for products or services that are estimated to cost under $50,000 but over $3,000. This bid is only advertised on the City website and all responses are received in the Purchasing Office.

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1. What are the types of bids?
2. Are there any exceptions to Formal bids?
3. How does the City obtain their list of vendors to contact with bid solicitations?
4. Where are the legal notices for Formal bids posted?
5. Where can I download bid specifications?
6. How are bids awarded?
7. I did not submit a bid, how can I receive a copy of the bid tab?
8. How long are Formal bid tabs left on the City website?