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Registration and Solicitations


St. Louis County is interested in fostering participation by all qualified business persons offering commodities and services that may be used by the county. 

Solicitation is a process used to communicate procurement requirements and to request responses from interested contractors/vendors.

Solicitations are defined as either formal or informal. 
  • Formal solicitation means a solicitation which requires a sealed response.
  • Informal solicitation means a solicitation which does not require a sealed response.

Purchasing Division

The Purchasing Division currently solicits and posts Request(s) for Bids, Information, Proposals, and Qualifications opportunities through DemandStar. All Request for Quotes are issued directly.

Contractors/Vendors are encouraged to register with the St. Louis County Purchasing Division. Registration will assist the Purchasing team in connecting contractors/vendors to upcoming formal and informal solicitations.



St. Louis County Purchasing Division has instituted the DemandStar system to provide current information to potential contractors/vendors and consultants, as well as the general public.

After registering with DemandStar Contractors/vendors will have greater access to bid opportunities, immediate access to download documents, recieve prompt notifications of addenda, bid electronically (e-bid), and have access to a  real-time information 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.

Register with DemandStar

  • The Oniva DemandStar FREE Agency subscription includes notifications and free document downloads for a single agency (St. Louis County MN - Purchasing Division). All other agencies' documents cost a flat fee of $ 5.00.


Purchasing Division
4787 Midway Road
Duluth, MN

Open - Viewable Solicitation

RFB 5470 Bud Capping Application 2018

Opening Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.

Legal Ad    Planholders

RFB 5468 Duluth Playhouse Reroof and Tuckpointing

Opening Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.

Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Legal Ad     Planholders    Mand Pre-Bid Meeting 07.17.18

RFB 5469 GSC Duluth Boiler Addition

Opening Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.

Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Legal Ad    Planholders    Mand Pre-Bid Meeting 07.12.18

RFP 5465 Homeless Grant Programs Evaluation Services

Due Monday, July 2, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

Legal Ad    Planholders    Tabulation 07.02.18

RFB 5222D Bid Package #3 for the Joint Public Works Facility in Cook, MN

Opening Friday, June 29, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.

Opening Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.

Non-Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting Wednesday June 20, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Legal Ad    Planholders    Non-Mand Pre-Bid Attend Sheet 06.20.18    Tabulation 07.11.18

RFB 5460 Grader Blades, Cutting Edges, Pick Blades and Bits

Opening Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.

Legal Ad    Planholders    Tabulation 06.19.18    Tabulation Rev 1 06.19.18

RFP 5456 Professional Surveying Services for the Recovery, Restoration and Perpetuation of Corners of the Public Land Survey System

Due Friday, June 8, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.

Mandatory Pre-Proposal Conference Monday, May 2018 at 1:00 p.m.

Legal Ad    Planholders    Mand Pre-Proposal Attend Sheet 05.21.18    Tabulation 06.08.18


Closed - Viewable Solicitation

RFB 5408B  Demolition of Deconstructed Residential Tax Forfeited Properties

Opening, Tuesday, May 10, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.

Legal Ad    Planholders    Tabulation 04.06.17    Award

RFB 5391 Tax Forfeited Property - Commerical/Industrial Building Demolition

Opening Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.

Mand Pre-Bid Meeting Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Legal Ad    Planholders