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This is a combined site for Douglas County and the City of Omaha.

Due to the spread of COVID-19 the City of Omaha Bid Opening Committee would like to encourage all interested parties to abstain from attending public bid openings every Wednesday at the Omaha/Douglas Civic Center until further notice.  A tabulation of all bids opened will be posted upon the Douglas County Purchasing Department's website and will be publicly available upon request from the City Clerk's Office as soon as is reasonably practicable.  In addition, the City Clerk's Office will attempt to scan and publish on its website certain portions of each bid package which show the all or none total of bids submitted and/or any itemized per unit costs.  While necessary bids that cannot be postponed will continue to be publicly opened pursuant to the Omaha Home Rule Charter, a reduction in the number of individuals in close proximity for bid openings may help slow the spread of this virus.  As a result the Bid Opening Committee requests that interested parties use these alternative means to learn the costs of bids submitted, and to help the community minimize the opportunities available for this virus to spread from person to person.  


Services Provided:

  • Quotes - The Purchasing Department may elect to obtain written quotes using the following thresholds:
    • City of Omaha: for expenses under $20,000.00
    • Douglas County: for expenses under $50,000.00
  • Bids and Proposal Requests - The Purchasing Department is required to obtain formal written bids using the following thresholds:
    • City of Omaha: for expenses $20,000.00 or more
    • Douglas County: for expenses $50,000.00 or more
  • Maintain vendor lists and provide vendor applications.
  • Provide support for the annual surplus auction.