Changes to the Bid Opening Process

On February 2, 2022, the Board passed a resolution suspending and changing certain provisions of the Board of Estimates’ Procurement Regulations to support the Board’s transition to electronic receipt of bid proposals.  Read the resolution here regarding the changes to the Bid Opening Process. 

Some changes are immediate including:

  • No televised meeting of Board Members reading bids aloud as they are opened.
  • Instead, bids will be opened, tabulated, and certified by the Clerk of the Board of Estimates and affirmed and recommended for referral to appropriate agencies by the signature of the Comptroller.
  • Bid tabulation sheets detailing the bids received will be publicly posted to the Comptroller’s website by COB on the date of bid opening.
  • This is the only change being made in the near term – there are many solicitations already scheduled that required paper-based submissions by vendors.
    • Bidders responding to those solicitations should follow the instructions as issued.

More changes are forthcoming and will be publicly posted as needed. Vendors, suppliers, or other interested parties can sign up for email updates on all BOE processes by e-mailing us.

Bid Submission

Submission Deadline

Formal bids must be received by 11:00 a.m. on the date advertised. Late bids will 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 qualifications.

Bid Results

Per Baltimore City’s Procurement Regulations, interested parties may review copies of opened bids in the Office of the Board of Estimates. Bids may be viewed by appointment ONLY and must be scheduled 24 hours in advance to ensure we have staff available to greet you and access bid files.

To schedule time to review a bid, please fill out the form below.

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