Notices & Alerts

CLOSED - Invitation to Bid (ITB) #2021-03 Automated External Defibrillators

August 6, 2020 - 2:00pm to August 13, 2020 - 2:00pm

The City of Urbana Police Department is seeking bids for the purchase of two (2) Automated External Defibrillators to replace the current inventory.  Vendors must submit a completed bid to the Urbana Police Department by 2:00 p.m. August 13, 2020. 

Champaign County Announces the LIHEAP Energy Assistance Program Starting on July 27

Past Due Notice

Starting on July 27, 2020, the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in Champaign County will be open to eligible households. There will be no priority groups under the new program year. Households in need of energy assistance, especially those with disconnection notices, high past-due balances, and the general population that has been most likely affected by wage fluctuations due to COVID-19 are encouraged to apply. In addition, propane customers are strongly encouraged to apply in August when prices are at its lowest. The program no longer features priority enrollment periods and will instead be open to all households that meet up to 200% of the Federal poverty guidelines.

CLOSED - Invitation to Bid: HVAC and Plumbing Services for City of Urbana Facilities (#2021-02)

August 11, 2020 - 2:00pm


Sealed bids will be received at the Urbana Public Works Department for Solicitation #2021-02 HVAC and Plumbing Services for City of Urbana Facilities.

Time and material HVAC and plumbing repair services are needed by municipal facilities under the jurisdiction of the City of Urbana, Illinois. This contract does not include HVAC and plumbing work in new construction. The City of Urbana does not guarantee a minimum value of this contract.

The Vendor will provide time and material general on-call and emergency service for repair, maintenance and minor alterations, to the heating, ventilating, air conditioning and plumbing systems at City of Urbana, Illinois facilities. The Vendor must have extensive experience in commercial service.

Register below to receive bid documents and specifications, and any subsequent addenda.

HVAC and Plumbing Services for City Facilities Contact Form

CLOSED - Request for Proposals: IBM Power7 Hardware and Software Maintenance (2021-01)

July 15, 2020 - 8:00am to July 30, 2020 - 5:00pm


The City of Urbana relies on an IBM Power7 720 server for critical systems. The City is actively replacing those systems running on the Power7, but will not complete that process before the expected end-of-life for our model (server 8202, model E4B). The City’s current IBM ServiceElite Entitlement Verification expires September 30, 2020.

The City would like to purchase extended software and hardware maintenance entitlement on our existing Power 7 machines for at least one year (to September 30, 2021), and desires an agreement for two years (to September 30, 2022). By September 2022, the City hopes to have transitioned away from all systems running on the Power7.

The City is asking Respondents to provide pricing for hardware maintenance, software maintenance, or both. The City may award the Contract to a single Successful Respondent, or may award Contracts for hardware and software maintenance separately with two Respondents.

Please register below to receive a copy of the proposal documents.

Outdoor Seating Accommodations Started

Urbana is entering into Restore Illinois Phase 4 on June 26, 2020!

Therefore, the needs of our downtown Urbana businesses are changing as we move through the stages of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Restore Illinois plan phases. As a City, we absolutely must be responsive to those needs and assess the use of public space to strike a balance among the different demands from various users of that public space.

Starting today, (6/26), the east half of the public parking Lot 1 at Water Street and Race Street is closed to traffic to allow for outdoor seating. However, the west half of lot 1 will still be available for parking. Remember when using Lot 1, all vehicles should enter the lot from Water Street, and exit through Goose Alley. Until further notice, Goose Alley will become a one-way alley with vehicles to move only east-bound. Please watch for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other vehicles when exiting onto Broadway Avenue.

Further, businesses with parking accessed from Goose Alley should direct their staff and patrons to enter Goose Alley from the Lot 1 entrance on Water Street and to exit Goose Alley onto Broadway Avenue.


The City of Urbana is no longer accepting applications for the Small Business Assistance Program.

Urbana received 37 applications for Small Business Assistance totaling over $321,000. The applications were received June 19 through July 16. The budget for this program was $250,000 in CARES Act funding. The grant review team consisted of staff from Human Resources/Finance, the Executive Department, Economic Development and Grants. The team set priorities for funding as follows: Minority and Women Owned businesses (MWB), businesses with a brick and mortar building in Urbana, businesses retaining the greatest number of employees, and for profit businesses. Funding was limited to for profit businesses as there were other local funds available in the community for nonprofit agencies.

After a review of all applications, 28 were recommended for funding of which 16 were minority owned and 7 women owned businesses.

Champaign - Urbana Solid Waste Disposal System Meeting

July 24, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am

DATE:       Friday, July 24, 2020


TIME:         10:30 A.M.


PLACE:          Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 461 501 0154
Password: 2342
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CLOSED - Invitation to Bid: Duty Pistol Replacement (1920-39)

Requesting Department: The City of Urbana Police Department
Contact Person: Lt. Jason Norton, Police Range Master
Address: 400 S. Vine St. Urbama, IL 61801
Telephone Number: (217) 384-2358
E-mail Address:

Submission date: June, 25, 2020    2:00 P.M. CST

The City of Urbana Police Department is seeking bids for the purchase of pistols, holsters and weapons-mounted lights to replace the current inventory. The Urbana Police Department also would require that the vendor accept the current inventory of pistols as trade for fair market value. The Department requests that Urbana Police officers be given a reasonable opportunity to purchase their specific pistols back from the vendor for what the vendor paid the department plus any paper work fee. The Department will require 30 days from the time the new pistols and accessories arrive to facilitate a changeover. The Department will then deliver the old inventory to the vendor. Vendors must submit a complete bid to the Urbana Police Department by 2:00 PM June 25, 2020.

CLOSED - Invitation to Bid: Leachate Force Main Cleaning (1920-38)

June 12, 2020 - 9:00am


The City of Urbana is seeking bids from qualified vendors to provide cleaning services for 2,404 feet of 2-inch diameter force main cleaning.

Sealed bids will be accepted at the Public Works Department, 706 South Glover Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61802, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Bids will be accepted up to and no later than 9:00 AM CST, Friday, June 12, 2020.

COVID-19 Outdoor Seating, Live Music Permit Application & Expanded Amplified Music Hours

Urbana is Open for Business!  

Please note that an Outdoor Seating Permit is only required for use of public space. No permit is required for outdoor seating on private property, unless a tent is used. Go here for tent permits.

NEW for the 2021 Outdoor Season:

Permits issued in 2020 are valid, unless a business is: