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 that 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.
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
Formal bids must be received by 11:00 a.m. on the date advertised. Late bids shall not be accepted.
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.
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 qualifications.
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 Wednesday that they are publicly opened by the Board of Estimates. Bid results for the current and preceding two weeks may be viewed online.
SPECIAL NOTICE FOR REVIEW OF BIDS
DURING THE STATE OF EMERGENCY CAUSED BY THE CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC, THE BALTIMORE CITY COMPTROLLER’S OFFICE REMAINS COMMITTED TO CONDUCTING CITY BUSINESS.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE DIRECTIVES OF THE MAYOR AND GOVERNOR RELATING TO SOCIAL DISTANCING, PROHIBITIONS ON GATHERINGS OF MORE THAN 10 PEOPLE, AND OTHER MEASURES TO DECREASE THE SPREAD OF COVID-19, THE COMPTROLLER’S OFFICE HAS ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES TO ALLOW BIDDERS AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO REVIEW BIDS SUBMITTED FOR CITY CONTRACT SOLICITATIONS.
THE PROCEDURES SET FORTH BELOW WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR THE DURATION OF THE STATE OF EMERGENCY AS DECLARED BY THE MAYOR OF BALTIMORE AND THE GOVERNOR OF MARYLAND.
BIDS WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW BY APPOINTMENT ON MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS FROM 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. IN ROOM 204 CITY HALL IN 25 MINUTE INCREMENTS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
PERSONS ARE REQUIRED TO CALL THE BOARD OF ESTIMATES AT 410-396-4755, TO REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT.
PLEASE HAVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION, WHEN YOU CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT:
- YOUR FULL NAME
- NAME OF ORGANIZATION
- SOLICITATION NUMBER, AND
- OPENING DATE
REMINDER: YOU MUST HAVE AN OFFICIAL CITY OR STATE ISSUED ID TO ENTER CITY HALL.
BID RESULTS ANNOUNCED AT 12 NOON MEETING WILL BE POSTED BY CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON WEDNESDAY.
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 the request.