Procurement Process

The Board of Estimates is responsible for awarding contracts and supervising purchases by the City. For contracts in the amount of $50,000 or more, the Board uses a formal process which requires advertisements and has a deadline for submission. (Bureau of Procurement Solicitation Notices.) Formal bids are due on the dates advertised and must be received by 11:00 a.m.

Contract Awards

The Board of Estimates makes decisions on formal contract awards, informal contracts (under $50,000), extensions, increases to contracts and the rejection of bids at its Wednesday meetings

Bid Submission

Submission Deadline

Formal bids must be received by 11:00 a.m. on the date advertised. Late bids shall not be accepted.

Mailing Address

City of Baltimore
c/o Office of the Comptroller
204 City Hall
100 N. Holliday Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

All mailed bids must meet the submission deadline.

Hand Delivery: Vendors may hand deliver bid packages to the Office of the Comptroller at the above address. All hand delivered packages must meet the submission deadline.

Bid Specifications

Vendors should address questions regarding bid specifications to the agency soliciting the bid. The Comptroller's administrative office does not respond to questions about bid specifications or qualification.

Current Bid Results

At 12:00 noon on each Wednesday, the Board of Estimates is in session to open and read publicly bids that are due on the date of the Board meeting. Formal bids are received and opened, and the list of bids received are available in the Office of the Comptroller, Room 204 City Hall. Bids may be reviewed after 2:00 p.m. on the Wednesday that they are publicly opened by the Board of Estimates. Bid results for the current and preceding two weeks may be viewed online.

Click here to view recent bid results.

Please review the procedure for obtaining copies of previous bids.

Obtaining Copies of Bids and Other Materials

The fee to photocopy materials from the Office of the Comptroller, including Bids, Board of Estimates Agendas and Minutes is $1.00 per page. The Agenda and Minutes are available in Room 204, City Hall. Bound minutes are also available. Researchers should contact the Office of the Comptroller at (410) 396-4755 to determine if items are available for circulation at the time of request.