General Information for Bidders


Getting Started


Public notices are placed in the Mesa Tribune on Saturdays.  Normal categories for bidding include, but are not limited to:


  • Water Lines
  • Gas Lines
  • Storm Sewers
  • Street Improvements
  • Street Lighting
  • Public Buildings
  • Sewer Lines
  • Parks / Landscaping

Currently we do not mail out notifications for bid to individual companies; however, we do advertise in the East Valley Tribune and post those projects for bid to our website every two weeks.  For a complete list of projects that are currently out for bid, visit our Construction Bid Opportunities and Results website.  Generally, projects are administered using Maricopa Association of Governments Uniform Standard (MAG) Specifications and Details, as revised by the City of Mesa.  Copies of the MAG Specifications and Details are available at the Maricopa Association of Governments Office, 302 North 1st Avenue, Suite 300, Phoenix, Arizona.  The Mesa Standard Details and Specifications are available at the Building Safety Permits Counter, located at 55 North Center Street in Mesa.

Submitting Bids

  • Date, time and place for bid opening is specified in the bid advertisement
  • A Bid Bond in the amount of 10% of the total bid plus additional information within the specification packet must be submitted with the bid.
  • If awarded, contracts are submitted to the Council for award.  (The City reserves the right to reject any or all bids).
  • A Pre-bid conference is held on some projects and will be listed in the bid advertisement.
  • A Pre-Construction meeting will be scheduled with the contractors following award of the contract.  Major subcontractors should also attend.
  • Prior to the insurance of the Notice to Proceed, the contractor must provide:
    • 100% Performance Bond
    • 100% Payment Bond
    • Certificate of Insurance
    • Signed Contract


Requests for Proposals (RFP's) on materials, supplies or services are normally sent out from Purchasing from their own list of vendors and suppliers.

The City of Mesa has contracted with Thomas Reprographics to produce plans and specifications for projects out for bid.  For a listing of current projects out for bid, please see our Construction Bid Opportunities and ResultsPlans and specifications are available to be purchased via the website for Thomas Reprographics.  Any questions, please contact Thomas Reprographics at 1-469-341-1687. To find the location nearest you, logon to, and click on Phoenix. Contractors steps for setting up your account with Thomas Reprographics.