Bids and RFPs

The City posts information about current procurement opportunities below. Procurements appear in the order they were posted, with the most recent appearing first. Closed procurements will also appear on this page with their title updated to indicate their closed status.

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The City of Urbana promotes Equal Opportunity in the procurement of services. Businesses owned by women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to submit bids and/or proposals. More information about the City’s Equal Opportunity program, may be found on this page:

The City of Urbana will require vendors doing business with the City to complete the Vendor Representations and Additional Duties Form, which may be found here:

All vendors doing business with the City are required to submit a completed W-9 once they are awarded a purchase or contract with the City. A W-9 document may be found here:

Prevailing Wage Act

The Prevailing Wage Act (820 ILCS 130/1 et seq.) requires contractors or subcontractors to pay prevailing wages to all laborers, workers, and mechanics who perform work on a public works project. Further information, including the current prevailing wage rates, is available on the Illinois Department of Labor’s website at the following link:

Request for Proposals: Main Street Bike Lanes and Pedestrian Improvements

June 3, 2011 - 4:00pm

The City of Urbana is planning to construct pedestrian and bicycle related improvements along Main Street from Cedar Street to Vine Street and from Grove Street to Dewey Street.  The City is soliciting proposals for the performance of professional engineering services in connection with the proposed improvements in both segments of Main Street. The consultant(s) selected, along with any sub-consultants, must be pre-qualified by IDOT to perform the type of work required of the project.

The proposed improvements include: milling and resurfacing; pavement patching as necessary; striping on-street bike lanes; constructing ADA compliant ramps, including bump-outs at some intersections; constructing new sidewalk where it currently does not exist; removing and replacing brick and concrete sidewalks; and constructing traffic signal upgrades at Main Street and Race Street as well as Main Street and Broadway Avenue.

The RFP document may be examined and copy downloaded below. Questions may be directed to Mr. Gale Jamison at (217) 384-2385 or at

Request for Proposals: Goodyear Block (200 Block of S. Vine St.)

July 15, 2011 - 4:00pm

The City of Urbana has issued a Request for Proposals to redevelop the entire city block north of the Urbana City Building bounded by Green Street on the south, Elm Street on the north, Vine Street on the west, and Urbana Avenue on the east.  You can download a copy of the RFP below or request a hard copy to be sent by contacting the City of Urbana Economic Development Division at (217)384-2444.

Request for Qualifications: Boneyard Creek Beautification Project

June 21, 2011 - 5:00pm

The City of Urbana and the Urbana Public Arts Commission are pleased to release a Request for Qualifications to identify an artist or artist team to assist with the design and development of public art as part of the Boneyard Creek Beautification Project, a City project that will create a pedestrian-friendly urban park in Downtown Urbana. The chosen artist/artist team will work with a team of City staff, engineers, and landscape architects to develop public art elements that incorporate the following overall themes:  the natural environment, local materials and representations of the diverse community in Urbana.

Interested artists should review the guidelines and submittal requirements found here prior to submitting an application. General information on the Boneyard Creek Improvements Project can be found at the following link.

All submission materials must be received by 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, June 21, 2011.

Invitation to Bid: 2011 Mowing Contract

May 2, 2011 - 1:00pm

The City of Urbana Environmental Management Division requests bids for removal of grass and weeds from properties that have failed to comply with City vegetation nuisance ordinances. Companies interested in performing these services must submit a completed bid form before 1:00 p.m. prevailing time on Monday May 2, 2011.

Questions regarding the desired services or the bid process should be directed to the Environmental Compliance Officer at 217-384-2416.

Division Avenue Sanitary Sewer Extension Project

May 18, 2011 - 2:00pm

Sealed bids will be received until 2:00 p.m. prevailing time on May 18, 2011.

The project includes 225 lineal feet of new 8-inch sanitary sewer construction, 2 new sanitary manholes, pavement removal and replacement, curb and gutter removal and replacement, and other incidental work.