Competitive Procurement (Bids, RFPs, RFQs)

Electronic Online Bidding

In an effort to make the solicitation process more efficient and cost effective for both vendors and the City, Gahanna now utilizes an electronic online bidding system through BidExpress for projects and contracts that are subject to competitive bidding. All bids must be submitted through BidExpress.

All electronic bidders must first register on the BidExpress website to create an InfoTech Digital ID which is used to digitally sign bids. Registration is free. It can take up to five business days to process a Digital ID and it is highly recommended that a Digital ID be enabled 48 hours in advance of submitting an electronic bid. Bidders should plan accordingly. Instead of paying paper bidding costs, a fee of $25 will be incurred for those who wish to bid electronically on a pay-per-solicitation basis. Alternatively, a vendor may subscribe for $50 per month for unlimited electronic bid submission for all agencies posting solicitations on the BidExpress website. Vendors can also opt to receive email notifications by agency, work type and commodity code.

For additional guidance, please contact the BidExpress team via phone at 888-352-BIDX (2439) Monday through Friday from 7 am to 8 pm eastern time (excluding legal holidays) or email the BidExpress team.