Out of concern for the health of the public, staff, and Board Members, due to the recent Covid-19 case surge, Board of Estimates bid openings scheduled for January 19, 2022 will be postponed. 

The Comptrollers Office is exploring ways to conduct bid openings remotely similar to the 9 am Board of Estimates meetings and currently plans to have bid openings resume on the next scheduled Board of Estimates meeting date of Wednesday, February 2, 2022.

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 that requires advertisements and has a deadline for submission.  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 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.

Current Bid Results

At 12:00 noon each Wednesday, the Board of Estimates is in session to publicly open and read bids due on the date of the Board meeting. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, City Hall is closed. Residents and members of the press can watch live on CharmTV’s cable channel (Channel 25/1085HD); or listen in at (443) 984-1696 (ACCESS CODE: 0842939). After 2:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, Bid results for the current and preceding two weeks may be viewed online.

Click here to view recent bid results for 1/5/2022.